The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium qualarum Bolton

Tetramorium qualarum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 351, illustrated, worker); holotype worker and 2 paratype workers, from a single collection at CRIG, on felled trees (C.A. Collingwood, 25.ix.1968) .


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

TL 3.4-3.7 mm; a largely unsculptured species, except for weak carinae on the head, and the propodeal spines which are short acute triangular teeth matched by the metapleural lobes. Almost no erect hairs except a few on the dorsum of the head, and the second and subsequent gastral tergites which are fringed by short hairs. Colour uniform mid-brown.


{Tetramorium qualarum}The photomontage of the holotype worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901230

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