Tetramorium peutli Forel
Type location Zaïre (Tetramorium
guineense F. r. peutli n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 419, worker
& queen) collected at St. Gabriel, by H Kohl; worker and queen
described (see Bolton, 1995) .
WORKER - TL 2.9-3.5 mm; distinguished by its reduced or
sculpture. All dorsal surfaces with numerous erect strong hairs. Colour
of head, alitrunk and pedicel bright orange or orange-brown, gaster
much darker, blackish-brown or black (Bolton, 1980: 272, illustrated).
Bolton (1980) listed findings from Ivory Coast,
at Banco Forest (W.L. Brown) and Tai Forest (T. Diomande).
From Ghana, at Mt. Atewa (B. Bolton),
Kukuruntami, Sajimasi and Numia (D. Leston) (Bolton, 1980) Later
described as widespread in leaf litter (28 workers from 6 sites) by
Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).
Also from Gabon (Makokou, by I. Lieberburg), Zaïre
(Yangambi, by N.H.L. Krauss; and Epulu, by J.C. Bradley) and Angola.