The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium granulatum Bolton

Tetramorium granulatum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Nigeria (Bolton, 1980: 299, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel, worker) .

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

Nigeria specimens (as Tetramorium species T³, Taylor, 1980a: 57). WORKER. TL 3.55 mm, HL 0.79, HW 0.75, SL 0.65, PW 0.47
Sculpturation reticulorugose on the head and dorsal alitrunk; lateral alitrunk and pedicel finely and densely punctate. Erect hairs short and abundant. Clypeus markedly convex medially. Propodeal spines well developed with a broad base and a distinct down curve of the upper edge; metanotal lobes broad flattish triangles. Petiole with a smooth curve from sloping anterior face to posterodorsal face; postpetiole only slightly convex in profile. Colour orange-brown, gaster browner.
Holotype worker from a single collection by my colleague Samson Adedoyin (20.viii.1975). Found nesting in soil at the base of a cocoa tree, in the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, E5/1 block.

{Tetramorium granulatum}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium granulatum
B Taylor det.
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 2904
09°22'13'' N
02°40'16'' E
Mangifera indica orchard
Quadrat 3, tube 4, variété: Ifac; ground nesting

{Tetramorium granulatum}The photomontage is of a worker from Benin; Korobouro; collector J-F Vayssieres (RVA 2904).

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