The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium monardi (Santschi)

Tetramorium monardi (Santschi)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Angola (Triglyphothrix monardi n. sp., Santschi, 1937d: 232, illustrated, worker; genus synonymized under Tetramorium by Bolton, 1985) - no images on Antweb (February 2015)
Worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tetramorium monardi}Santschi's (1937d) description is at {original description} Bolton's modern description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 4.0 mm; (Bolton, 1976: 331, not illustrated).

The specimen shown below matches the Santschi (1937d) description in all respects other than the lateral thickness of the petiole node and the apparently lighter colour.  From above however the shape is close to that drawn by Santschi. It is more slender, with a lower alitrunk profile and narrower head profile than the only close relative, Tetramorium gabonense. The alitrunk dorsum is more strongly longitudinally rugose than gabonense and the legs have shorter erect hairs.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium monardi
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium spF
Awae II
0354'30" N
Tuna bait in forest

{Tetramorium monardi}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; Awae II; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk tetramorium sp F).

2007, 2011, 2012, 2015 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.