The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium miserabile Santschi

Tetramorium miserabile Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Tetramorium miserabilis n. sp., Santschi, 1918c: 153, worker) Reichensperger .

{Tetramorium miserabile}Santschi's (1918c) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.1 mm (Bolton, 1980: 342, illustrated). Note: the Bolton illustrations (head, Fig. 118, and profile, Fig. 116), particularly the head are not a good match for the photographs below.

{Tetramorium miserabile} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from

{Tetramorium miserabile} The photomontage is of a worker from Gabon; collated from
After checking images of both type specimens, it seems indubitable that this is miserabile and not as catalogued on Antweb, where it comes under Tetramorium gegaimi.

2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.