Tetramorium rothschildi (Forel)
Type location Ethiopia
(Triglyphothrix Rothschildi n. sp., Forel, 1907c: 134, worker;
& Consani, 1952: 67, queen & male) Harrar.
Used as a key
the argument by Bolton (1985) for the synonymy of Triglyphothrix
under Tetramorium .
description is at Mennozi & Consani's
description, with the queen & male, is at Bolton's modern
description (1976) is at .
WORKER - TL 3.8-4.7 mm; numerous branched hairs, closely
applied on the head. Lacking antennal scrobes and anterior clypeal
margin deeply excavated. Colour red-brown (Bolton, 1976, illustrated,
full-face view, alitrunk and pedicel profile).
Other findings from Kenya, plus a collection at
Northern Region, Ghana (P.M. Room); probably a species of dry
or semi-desert locations (Bolton, 1976). Reported as granivorous in
Kenya (see Bolton, 1985).