The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium microgyna Santschi

Tetramorium microgyna Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Tetramorium microgyna n.sp., Santschi, 1918b: 132, queen but given as worker) Natal, Haviland
queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1918b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1926: 253) clarified the origins, this is at {original description}. Santschi (1928f: 207) gave a further note and clarified the specific status; this is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937d: 233) further note and record from Angola is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

Inquiline queen; (Bolton, 1980: 329, not illustrated).

{Tetramorium microgyna} The photomontage is of a queen from South Africa; collated from Listed by Bolton (1980: 329).

The type queen can be seen at

2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.