The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium sitefrum Bolton

Tetramorium sitefrum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 259, not illustrated, worker) .

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

WORKER - TL 3.1-3.6 mm; distinguished by the squamiform petiole. All dorsal surfaces with numerous hairs, densest on the first gastral tergite. Colour uniform dark brown, gaster darker. Has no West African relatives.

Known only from two collections, first was the holotype worker and one paratype worker from under a rotten cocoa pod on the ground at CRIG (B. Bolton, 17.ix.1970), and the second was a single worker from Mampong (P.M. Room, 27.vii.1970) (Bolton, 1980).

{Tetramorium sitefrum} The photomontage is of the holotype worker; collated from

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