The Ants of Africa
Genus Decamorium
Decamorium decem (Forel)

Decamorium decem (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Tetramorium (Decamorium) decem n. sp., Forel, 1913a: 121, worker; Arnold, 1917: 350, queen & male) Redbank, G Arnold - see below
Revision by Hita Garcia & Fisher (2014) .

Forel's (1913a) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 349) gave an illustrated translation; this is at {original description} and, queen, male and ultor at {original description}.

{Cecamorium decem}WORKER - TL 3.0-3.5 mm (Forel 1913a); differentiated by having the dorsum of the promesonotum smooth and shining, with scattered punctures (Bolton, 1976: 298, illustrated, full-face head, mandible variation, and lateral alitrunk and pedicel).  The Arnold illustration (right), although seemingly generally accurate, is curious in showing small eyes, whereas the type desciption and his own translation has the eyes as "large".

Revised distribution (HG&F) Kenya, Tanzania & Zimbabwe.

{Decamorium decem}The photomontage of a worker from the type collection is collated from

2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.