The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium pusillum Emery

Tetramorium pusillum Emery

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Tetramorium pusillum n. sp., Emery, 1895h: 38, worker & queen) Cape Town - see below
junior synonyms
ladismithensis (Tetramorium caespitum L. r. ladismithensis n. stirps, Forel, 1913a: 117, worker & queen) from South Africa, Ladismith, Cape, Dr H Brauns - see
tablensis (Tetramorium pusillum Em. var. tablensis n. var., Forel, 1914d: 223, all forms) from South Africa, Table Mountain, G Arnold - see
all forms known .

Tetramorium pusillumEmery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 323) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1913a) description of ladismithensis is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description of tablensis is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 325) gave translations of the varieties, these are at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.1-2.3 mm (Bolton, 1980: 318, not illustrated).

{Tetramorium pusillum} The photomontage is of the type worker, collated from

{Tetramorium pusillum} The photomontage is of a syntype worker, collated from

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