Tetramorium jugatum Bolton
Type location Ivory Coast
(Bolton, 1980: 289, illustrated, head only, worker) .
Holotype and 20 paratype workers from Téké Forest,
collector T. Diomande, 1.ii.1974. There were several other Ivorian
forest findings - Tai (27 workers) and Téké Forests, and Palmeraie de
Lame (T. Diomande), Banco Forest (W.L. Brown), Nzi Noua (W.L. &
D.E. Brown), and Lamto (J. Lévieux).
specimens (as Tetramorium species I,
Taylor, 1980a: 53). WORKER. TL 2.43 mm, HL 0.65, HW 0.59, SL 0.50, PW
0.40 , has TL 2.2-2.6 mm
Sculpturation on all except the gaster reticulate, fine on the lateral
alitrunk. Erect hairs relatively abundant, fine and moderately long.
Eyes small. Propodeal spines moderately long, triangular and pointing
slightly upwards; metapleural lobes broadly triangular. Petiole node
short, with a more or less domed profile although flatter dorsally.
Found in a wet, rotten pawpaw (Carica papaya) stump at the Cocoa
Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, by Bolton (1980), and a
second finding, at IITA (B.R. Critchley).
Collected in Ghana at Mampong (P.M. Room, as Tetramorium
species 1, probably I, in cocoa leaf litter, Room,
CRIG (B. Bolton) (Bolton, 1980). Since found in leaf litter in the
semi-deciduous forest zone - 4 specimens, at the Mankrang Forest
reserve, primary forest; Kade, secondary forest; Nankasi, cocoa
(Belshaw & Bolton, 1994b).
A small rotten-wood inhabiting species.