The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium candidum Bolton

Tetramorium candidum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Bolton, 1980: 345, illustrated, worker & male) Bukavu, 27.viii.1957,E S Ross & R E Leech .

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

WORKER - TL 3.1-3.3 mm.

{Tetramorium candidum}The photomontage of the holotype from Zare is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium candidum
B Taylor det.
G McGavin
tree 3-50

Igire Hill
pkd collection from Heywoodia lucens


{Tetramorium candidum}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Igire Hill, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin.

Apart from the more prominent small propodeal teeth, this seems a close match to the Bolton (1980) description of candidum; in life the colour is more true to the "light brown" given by Bolton, belying the colour in the Antweb images. The type location is at the extreme east of the Congo Basin, nera the border with Rwanda.

2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.