The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium invictum Bolton

Tetramorium invictum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Bolton, 1980: 300, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel, worker) .

Described from the holotype worker and 32 paratype workers, from Tai Forest, collected by T. Diomande, Bolton (1980) also listed a finding from Téké Forest, Ivory Coast (T. Diomande).

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

WORKER - TL 3.1-3.3 mm; alitrunk short and broad, dorsal outline strongly arched. Petiole with anterior face vertical or nearly so, meeting the dorsum in a blunt right-angle. All dorsal surfaces with numerous short, stout standing hairs, mostly blunt apically. Colour very dark blackish-brown .

Bolton (1980) had two Ghana findings, at Kade (D. Leston) and Mt. Atewa (himself). Since described as widespread, 65 workers from 6 sites, in Ghana leaf litter by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium amentete
B Taylor det.
E Poirier
PF 7
Nimba County
07°31’06" N
08°35’34" E
Pitfall trap
Secondary forest
473 m asl


{Tetramorium invictum}The photomontage is of a worker from Liberia, Liabala;  collector E Poiriet (Yekepa PF 7).

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