The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium notiale Bolton

Tetramorium notiale Bolton (Arnold)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Tetramorium guineense ssp striatum, Arnold, 1917: 308, all forms - appears as a translation of T. guineense r striatum attributed to Stitz, 1910: 144 but that is a short description of T. guineense v cristatum, Arnold's description, see below, is quite long and detailed, comparing the ants to the guineensis var phasias (see lower); raised to species, with replacement name by Bolton, 1980)
all forms described .

Note: With the availability of type images now (April 2015) this, or at least the Bolton "lectotype", appears to be identical to the prior published Tetramorium cristatum, if so this is a junior synonym.

{Tetramorium notiale}Arnold's (1917) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1937d) description of ebangense included an illustration of the striatum/notiale pedicel, the original is at {original description}.

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

WORKER - TL 3.5-5.0 mm (Bolton, 1980; 271, illustrated).

{Tetramorium notiale}The photomontage of a lectotype worker is collated from

{Tetramorium notiale queen}The photomontage of a fresh, worker associated queen, is collated from

{Tetramorium notiale male}The photomontage of a fresh male, questionable as without apparent worker association, is collated from

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