The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium calinum Bolton

Tetramorium calinum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 239, illustrated; with the holotype worker and 6 paratype workers Legon, by D. Leston, 30.iv.1970) .

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

{Tetramorium calinum}Nigeria specimens (as Xiphomyrmex species H, Taylor, 1980a: 63). WORKER. TL 3.76 mm, HL 0.84, HW 0.78, SL 0.54, PW 0.62
Colour orange, gaster and dorsal surfaces darker. Sculpturation of head, alitrunk and pedicel mainly reticulate, fine on the lateral alitrunk. Erect hairs moderately abundant and long. Antennal scrobes defined. Propodeal spines large, broad, blunt and flat; metanotal lobes small. Petiole with distinct vertical anterior and posterior faces, dorsum slightly convex. Subpetiolar tooth minute.

In Nigeria it was collected from leaf litter at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre by B. Bolton; and from Mokwa, by C. Longhurst).

Room (1971) found it (as Xiphomyrmex sp. H) in leaf litter and dead wood on the ground under cocoa at the Mampong Cemetery site, this is not in Bolton's (1980) list. That list did have other findings at Legon (G. Benson) and the Axim area (C. Collingwood) and describes the preferred habitat as probably open places and dry, sandy soils.

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium calinum
B Taylor det.
S Sky Stephens
In personal collection of S Sky Stephens

{Tetramorium calinum}The photomontage is of a worker from Ghana, collected by S Sky Stephens, 2006.

2007, 2008, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.