The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium xuthum Bolton

Tetramorium xuthum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 335, not illustrated, worker). Described from a holotype worker and one paratype specimen, from his own collection at CRIG, being found on bare ground in bright sunlight (15.ix.1970). The nearest taxonomic relatives are from Central Africa. Bolton (1980) found them attacking superficially similar Pheidole ants .

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

WORKER - TL 3.3-3.4 mm; it has very dense pilosity, short dentiform propodeal armature and a uniform dark brown colour.

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

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