The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium nautarum (Santschi)

Tetramorium nautarum (Santschi)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Annobon I. (Tetramorium caespitum stirps nautarum n. st., Santschi, 1918c: 156, worker; raised to species by Bolton, 1980) Reichensperger .

Santschi's (1918c) description is at {original description}. Bolton (1980) gave no description of nautarum commenting that it may be no more than a synonym of one of the European members of the caespitum-group.

From Santschi's description and the photomontage, I agree with Bolton that nautarum seems to differ little if at all from the caespitum type form.

{Tetramorium caespitum s.s.} Locality: U.S.A.: California: Yolo; Davis, CA; 3833'00"N 12145'00"W 15m
Collection Information: Collection codes: PSW13315 Date: 14 Apr 1997
Collected by: P.S.Ward Method: ground nest
Habitat: park/garden

WORKER - TL 2.6-2.7 mm (Bolton, 1980: 321, not illustrated).

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