The Ants of Africa
Genus Decamorium
Decamorium ultor (Forel)

Decamorium ultor (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Tetramorium (Decamorium) decem For. v. ultor n. v., Forel, 1913j: 217, worker; satus revised by Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2014: 90) from Zimbabwe, Shiloh, G Arnold

Forel's (1913j) 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}.

Hita Garcia & Fisher (2014) list numerous findings from Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe - see

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Decamorium ultor
B Taylor det.

A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium sp4

Awae II
0354'30" N
1125'58" E
Pitfall in fallow

Decamorium ultorThe photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; from Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk tetramorium sp 4). This is almost identical to the type specimen. The record expands the range from East Africa. The finding in fallow ground matches the habitat noted by Hita Garcia & Fisher (2014).

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