The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium furtivum (Arnold)

Tetramorium furtivum (Arnold)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Triglyphothrix furtiva n. sp., Arnold, 1956: 69, illustrated, worker & queen; see Bolton, 1995, including name re-spelling) Vumba Mts., 9.xi.1953, G Arnold
worker only described .


{Tetramorium furtivum}Arnold's (1956) description is at {original description} Bolton's modern description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.2-2.5 mm; branched hairs abundant, most trifid but usually a number of bifid hairs on the first gastral tergite. Colour black or blackish brown, appendages lighter (Bolton, 1976: 325, not illustrated).

Widely distributed in wet forests of sub-Saharan Africa including Ghana, at CRIG (B. Bolton; D. Leston) and the South Scarp Forest (W.H. Gotwald); and Cameroun, at Ototomo (G. Terron) (Bolton, 1976). Also, as Tetramorium furtivum, found in leaf litter by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) in Ghana, where they describe it as widespread (689 workers in 8 samples).


{Tetramorium furtivum} The photomontage is of a worker from Ghana; collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0217072.
Listed by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).


Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium furtivum
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 136
8.viii.2006
Pongara
0034' N
0919' E
Riverine leaf litter; 72 h winkler funnel
2
{album}
Tetramorium furtivum
B Taylor det.
Gabon
Y Braet
Gabon 137
8.viii.2006
Pongara
0034' N
0919' E
Riverine leaf litter; 72 h winkler funnel
1
{album}

{Tetramorium furtivum}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 136).

Previously listed by me under T. minimum.


{Tetramorium furtivum}The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon, Pongara National Park; collector Yves Braet (Gabon 137).

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