The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium intextum Santschi

Tetramorium intextum Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Tetramorium intextum n. sp., Santschi, 1914b: 104, illustrated, worker; in Bolton, 1980: 311, as junior synonym of delagoense) collected at Blue Post Hotel, Kikuyu District, alt. 1520 m, i.1912, by Alluaud & Jeannel - see below
junior synonym cataractae (Tetramorium intextum Santschi var. cataractae n. var., Santschi, 1916b: 506, illustrated, worker) from Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, G. Arnold - see below

Worker only known.
In Bolton (1995: 409) as revived status; new synonymy .

{Tetramorium intextum}Santschi's (1914b) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1916b) description of cataractae is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 322) gave a translation of cataractae, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) (under Tetramorium delagoense) is at {original description}.

{Tetramorium intextum}WORKER - TL 2.5 mm; colour reddish-brown; appendages yellow-brown.

{Tetramorium intextum}The photomontage of a type worker is collated from

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium intextum
B Taylor det.
Y Braet

4 15' 33" S
15 17' 5" E
24h pitfall trap; forest around the GERDIB laboratories; 317 m asl


{Tetramorium intextum}The photomontage is of a specimen from Congo, Brazzaville; collectors Yves Braet & Eric Zassi (t-1-6).

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.