The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium setuliferum Emery

Tetramorium setuliferum Emery

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (original description as Tetramorium squamiferum, Forel, 1894b: 80, attributed to Emery "in litt"*, material referred to setuliferum by Wheeler, 1922: 903; Tetramorium setuliferum, Emery, 1895h: 36, worker; Forel, 1910f: 19, queen; Arnold, 1917: 290, male) Orange Free State, Weitzecker - see
junior synonym cucalense (Tetramorium setuliferum Em. var. cucalense nov., Santschi, 1911c: 356, worker; Santschi, 1930b: 71, queen) from Angola, Benguela, J Cruchet - see
its junior synonym triptolemus (Tetramorium setuliferum Em. var. triptolemus n. v., Arnold, 1917: 292, worker) from Zambia - see below
all forms described (see Bolton, 1995). * Forel listed findings at "Delagoa (Dr Liengme), Natal (Wroughton)" but these do not match any findings of setuliferum .

{Tetramorium setuliferum}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1911c) description of cucalense is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 290) gave an illustrated translation, this is at {original description} and {original description}. Arnold's (1917) description of triptolemus, with a note on cucalense, is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

{Tetramorium setuliferum}The photomontage of a syntype worker of the junior synonym triptolemus is collated from

{Tetramorium setuliferum}WORKER - TL 4.4-6.0 mm (Bolton, 1980: 250, illustrated).

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium setuliferum
B Taylor det.
D J Mann

Caprivi Park
1746'56" S
2316'31" E
Immelmann runway, 4 km W
Dead millipede baited PF trap
coll. Mann & Marais


{Tetramorium setuliferum worker}The photomontage is of workers from Namibia, Caprivi Park; collector D J Mann (OUMNH-2006-093)

{Tetramorium setuliferum}The specimens in these field photographs were taken in Pretoria, South Africa, by Joan Young; nos IMG 7736 to IMG 7749

{Tetramorium setuliferum}Enlargements from photos by Joan Young

2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.