The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium subcoecum Forel

Tetramorium subcoecum Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Kenya (Tetramorium subcoecum n. sp., Forel, 1907c: 137, worker) Touilo
junior synonym inscia (Tetramorium subcoecum For. v. inscia n. v., Forel, 1913j: 218, worker) from Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, G Arnold - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909160
worker only known (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Tetramorium subcoecum}Forel's (1907c) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1913j) description of inscia is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 318) gave an expanded translation, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.4-3.0 mm (Bolton, 1980: 291, illustrated).

Other locations listed by Bolton (1980) are in Botswana.


{Tetramorium subcoecum} The photomontage is of a worker from Kenya; collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0217079.

This is an exact match for the type worker, which can be seen at http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909159

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