The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium magnificum Bolton

Tetramorium magnificum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Bolton, 1980: 336, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel, worker). Known only from the holotype and 3 paratype workers from one location, Lamto, collected by J. Lévieux, 4.iii.1968. Probably a savannah species (Bolton, 1980) .

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

WORKER - TL 4.8-5.2 mm; a large species, with uniquely long hairs on the dorsum and characteristic petiole shape, with a short anterior peduncle and an elongate massive node. Colour yellowish brown, the gaster darker brown.

Note - the Bolton (1980) key couplet 85 is slightly misleading, reading "mandibles sculptured, usually distinctly striate". His description of magnificum has the mandibles with scattered, broad shallow pits, ..., glossy and without longitudinal striate sculpture".

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

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