Tetramorium weitzeckeri Emery
Type location South
Africa (Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) Weitzeckeri, n. sp.,
Emery, 1895h: 39, worker; Arnold, 1917: 346, queen) - see below
(Weber, 1943c: 375, worker) from South Sudan - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
(Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) escherichi
n. sp., Forel, 1910c: 259, worker & queen) from Eritrea
in Bolton, 1980) - see below
weitzaeckeri Em., var. nigellus,
nov., Santschi, 1932a: 389, worker
& queen) from Zimbabwe - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0915094
worker and queen only known (see
Bolton, 1995) .
(1895h) description is at . Arnold (1917: 346) gave a translation
plus the description of the queen, this is at . Forel's (1910c) description of escherichi
is at . Santschi's (1932a)
description of nigellus is at . Weber's (1943c) description of edithae
is at . Bolton's modern
description (1980) is at .
WORKER - TL 3.0-4.1 mm; antennae 11-segmented. Bolton
(1980: 233, illustrated) described it as one of
most variable as regards size, pilosity and sculpturation and
considered splitting specimens from western
areas (Gabon, Angola) from those from eastern countries. Hita Garcia,
Fischer & Peters (2010) have separated
the smaller, generally darker forms as Tetramorium boltoni new
species. The specimens from Congo I
previously placed according to the Bolton diagnosis also now are under T. boltoni.
The Hita Garcia, Fischer & Peters (2010) description
protected by copyright.