The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium galoasanum Santschi

Tetramorium galoasanum Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Congo (Tetramorium setuliferum Em. var galoasana, nov., Santschi, 1910c: 381, all forms; raised to subspecies Santschi, 1911c: 356; raised to species Bolton, 1980: 245) Brazzaville, Weiss.
all forms known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1910c) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 5.1-6.0 mm (Santschi, 1910c, had TL 4.5-5.0); head broader than long; dorsal surfaces densely clothed with appressed silvery glittering hairs, directed towards midline except on first gastral tergite; colour uniform red (Bolton, 1980: 245, not illustrated).

Type location Congo, Brazzaville, collected by A. Weiss, all forms collected.

{Tetramorium galoasanum}The photomontage of a syntype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium galoasanum
B Taylor det.
Y Braet


tree savannah 24 h pitfall trap


{Tetramorium galoasanum}The photomontage is of a worker from Congo, Iboubikro; collectors Yves Braet & Eric Zassi, tree savannah 24 h pitfall trap.

{Tetramorium galoasanum}Second specimen

{Tetramorium galoasanum}Third specimen

2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.