The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium longicorne Forel

Tetramorium longicorne Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tanzania (Tetramorium longicorne n. sp., Forel, 1907a: 13, worker), Arusha-Chini, Mto-ya-kifaru, Katona
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995, type location wrongly given as Kenya in Bolton, 1980) .

{Tetramorium longicorne}Forel's (1907a) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 283) gave an illustrated translation, this is at {original description}. Bolton's description (1980) is at {original description}.

{Tetramorium longicorne}WORKER - TL 4.4-5.1 mm; with long scapes, large eyes, broad clypeus, strong frontal carinae and mandibles which are not longitudinally striate; also no hairs on the alitrunk. Colour dull red, the gaster darker (Bolton, 1980, illustrated).

Savannah species with the sole West Africa report being from Damaturu, Nigeria (E. Ross and K. Lorenzen, probably in 1966) (Bolton, 1980). Arnold (1917) reported it from Zimbabwe.

{Tetramorium longicorne} The photomontage is of a worker from Zimbabwe collated from

The type worker can be seen at -

2007, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.