The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium postpetiolatum Santschi

Tetramorium postpetiolatum Santschi

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Tetramorium coloreum Mayr var. postpetiolata n. stirps, Santschi, 1919h: 88, worker; raised to species by Brown, 1957b: 75) collected at Penghe, by J. Bequaert, 25.i.1914; worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tetramorium postpetiolatum}Santschi's (1919h) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.1 mm; very similar to Tetramorium coloreum but separable by unsculptured dorsum of postpetiole and base of first gastral tergite; smooth mandibles; small, low metapleural lobes; relatively longer dorsum of petiole node and petiole node no longer than broad (Bolton, 1980: 301, illustrated, alitrunk profile).

Other locations in Zare are in Ituri Forest (T. Gregg and N.A. Weber).

{Tetramorium postpetiolatum} The photomontage is of a worker from Zare; collated from Listed by Bolton (1980: 301).

The type worrer can be seen at

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