The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium youngi Bolton

Tetramorium youngi Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Bolton, 1980: 284, not illustrated, worker), described from a single holotype worker. He placed it in the setigerum-group and thought it had no close relatives west of Zare .


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

WORKER - TL 3.4 mm; long scapes and long frontal carinae; very long propodeal spines, narrow, acute and down-turned; petiole node high and narrow in profile. Colour head and body glossy blackish-brown, appendages pale yellow.

Since found at Atewa Forest Reserve, Ghana, 7 workers, in leaf litter by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).


{Tetramorium youngi} The photomontage is of the holotype worker; collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901192.

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