The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium wadje Bolton

Tetramorium wadje Bolton

return to group key Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 322, not illustrated) holotype worker and two paratype workers from Aburi (P.M. Room, 1.iii.1969) and he also listed a collection at CRIG (C.A.M. Campbell, 3.ix.1975) .


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


{Tetramorium wadje}Nigeria specimens (as Tetramorium species T, Taylor, 1980a: 57). WORKER.TL 2.32 mm, HL 0.53, HW 0.47, SL 0.37, PW 0.31
The only sculpturation is faint rugulation on the dorsum of the head. Erect hairs are sparse and very short. There is no margination of the alitrunk and all dorsolateral edges are rounded. Propodeal spines dentiform, obtusely triangular; metanotal lobes essentially absent. Petiole node with a sloping anterior face rounding into the posterodorsal face; postpetiole smoothly domed; subpetiolar tooth relatively large and obtusely triangular. Colour golden yellow, with a shiny transparent cuticle.

I collected a single specimen from a cocoa tree in the Onipe block at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre (14.i.1975) (in Bolton, 1980).


{Tetramorium wadje} The photomontage is of the holotype worker; collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901212.

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