The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium microps (Mayr)

Tetramorium microps (Mayr)

return to group key Type location South Africa (Triglyphothrix microps nov. spec., Mayr, 1901b: 25, worker & queen; Bolton, 1976: 329, illustrated) - see below
junior synonyms
auropunctatus (Triglyphothrix auropunctatus n. sp., Forel, 1910f: 20, worker & queen) from South Africa, Natal, Haviland - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909081
bulawayensis (Triglyphothrix auropunctatus For v. bulawayensis n. v.Arnold, 1917: 335, worker) from Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, G Arnold - no images on Antweb (April 2015)
fusciventris (Triglyphothrix auropunctatus For. v. fusciventris n. v., Forel, 1913a: 116, worker) from Zimbabwe, Arnold - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909082
pallens (Triglyphothrix auropunctatus Forel v. pallens n. var., Forel, 1910e: 424, worker) from South Africa, Natal, Haviland - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0909083
rhodesiana (Triglyphothrix auropunctatus For v. rhodesiana n. v., Forel, 1913j: 221, queen) from Zimbabwe, Bembesi, G Arnold - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?name=casent0909084
Synonymy by Bolton (1976: 329). .


{Tetramorium microps}Mayr's (1901b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 337) gave a translation, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1910e) description of pallens is at {original description}. Forel's (1910f) description of auropunctatus is at {original description}. Forel's (1913a) description of fusciventris is at {original description}. Forel's (1913j) description of rhodesiana is at {original description}. Arnold (1917: 337) gave a translation of auropunctatus, this is at {original description}. Arnold's (1917) description of bulawayensis and translations of pallens, fusciventris and rhodesiana are at {original description}. Arnold (1926: 274) gave comments on auropunctatus, these is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.3-2.5 mm (Mayr), TL 3.4-3.7 mm (Bolton)


{Tetramorium microps} The photomontage is of a syntype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0901139.

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