The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium distinctum (Bolton)

Tetramorium distinctum (Bolton)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Triglyphothrix distincta sp. n., Bolton, 1976: 323, not illustrated, worker & queen; name corrected by Bolton, 1995)
Holotype worker collected from deep forest leaf litter at CRIG by Bolton (31.viii.1970), with 3 paratype workers; also found at Mampong, 4 workers plus 1 queen (P.M. Room, 26.i.1970) (Bolton, 1976). Described as widespread in leaf litter (552 workers plus 16 from soil samples, at 16 sites) by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b) .

Bolton's description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 1.7-1.9 mm; distinguished by its colour - the head, pedicel and gaster are black, and the alitrunk and appendages are yellow; on first gastral tergite all hairs simple or at most one or two bifid hairs basally .

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

2007, 2008, 2013 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.