The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium sigillum Bolton

Tetramorium sigillum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ivory Coast (Bolton (1980: 303, illustrated, alitrunk and pedicel, worker) .

Described from the holotype worker and numerous paratypes from the Tai Forest, in (T. Diomande, 9.viii.1975, 12.iii.1976). Bolton also examined specimens from the Banco Forest (W.L. Brown).


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

WORKER - TL 2.8-3.0 mm; quickly separable by the presence of a unsculptured median longitudinal strip on the postpetiole dorsum. Petiole node roughly rectangular in profile. All dorsal surfaces with numerous stout hairs which are blunted apically. Colour dark brown, gaster slightly lighter.


{Tetramorium sigillum} The photomontage is of the holotype worker; collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901198.

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