The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium ictidum Bolton

Tetramorium ictidum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Bolton, 1980: 339, not illustrated, worker). Described from the holotype worker and 8 paratype workers from a single collection, at a site 23 km east of Douala (E.S. Ross and K. Lorenzen, 20.xi.1966) .

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

WORKER - TL 2.7-2.9 mm; distinguished by having conspicuous ground sculpture on the dorsum of the head, which itself is relatively short and broad. All dorsal surfaces with numerous quite stout hairs. Colour uniform dark brown, appendages lighter.

One specimen was found in Ghana, at Atewa Forest Reserve, primary forest in leaf litter, by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

{Tetramorium ictidum} The photomontage is collated from
Locality: Cameroun, 14 miles east of Douala
Collection Information: Date: 20.xi.1966
Collected by: E.S. Ross & K. Lorensen

2007, 2008, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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