The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium flabellum Bolton

Tetramorium flabellum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 298, not illustrated, worker) .


Bolton's description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.9-3.2 mm; recognisable by the uniquely bizarre pilosity of the head and body, with each main hair having a short basal shaft and 9-12 radiating branches. Colour dark brown but the Ivory Coast specimens were lighter .

Collected by Bolton, from CRIG, where he found the holotype worker and 6 paratypes in a rotten log (3.ix.1970). He also found a single worker in leaf litter at the same locality (31.viii.1970); and reported a finding in the Tai Forest in Ivory Coast (T. Diomande, 9.viii.1975) (Bolton, 1980).


{Tetramorium flabellum} The photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901201.

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