The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium rhetidum Bolton

Tetramorium rhetidum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton1980: 318, illustrated, latero-dorsal head only), holotype worker, 8 paratype workers and 2 queens from CRIG, leaf litter and leaf mould samples, by himself (2.1x.1970, 25.xi.1970). Bolton also listed another CRIG collection (D. Leston). Since described as widespread in leaf litter (971 workers from 9 sites) by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) .


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

WORKER - TL 1.9-2.1 mm; characterised by the side of the head in full-face view having a number of very short, curved decumbent hairs. All dorsal surfaces also have numerous short stout blunt hairs. Coloured uniform bright yellow.

From Ivory Coast, at Banco Forest (W.L. Brown) and Divo (L. Brader), plus Gabon and Zare.


{Tetramorium rhetidum} The photomontage is of the holotype worker, collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0280867.

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