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 http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0280912. Listed by Bolton (1980: 301).

The type worrer can be seen at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915039

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