The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium titus Forel

Tetramorium titus Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Tetramorium Titus n. sp., Forel, 1910e: 37, worker) Natal Mountains, Wroughton
worker & queen only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tetramorium titus}Forel's (1910e) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 317) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.6 mm (Bolton, 1980: 264, illustrated).

{Tetramorium titus} The photomontage of the type worker is collated from
Note: Assuming the Antweb scales are correct, this matches the Bolton (1980: 264) size: TL 3.6 mm, HL 0.80, HW 0.79, PW 0.52.

{Tetramorium titus} The photomontage is of a worker from South Africa; collated from
Note: This worker appears to match the original description, TL 3.0 mm, including the sparse erect pilosity on the "corps", probably the alitrunk. The type worker above has dimensions that suggest the Forel TL was wrong. The propodeal spines are shorter, the alitrunk dorsum is totally smooth (the type has distinct longitudinal striae) and the postpetiole is narrower in dorsal view.

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