The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium peutli Forel

Tetramorium peutli Forel

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zaïre (Tetramorium guineense F. r. peutli n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 419, worker & queen) collected at St. Gabriel, by H Kohl; worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Tetramorium peutli}Forel's (1916) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 2.9-3.5 mm; distinguished by its reduced or absent postpetiolar sculpture. All dorsal surfaces with numerous erect strong hairs. Colour of head, alitrunk and pedicel bright orange or orange-brown, gaster much darker, blackish-brown or black (Bolton, 1980: 272, illustrated).

Bolton (1980) listed findings from Ivory Coast, at Banco Forest (W.L. Brown) and Tai Forest (T. Diomande).

From Ghana, at Mt. Atewa (B. Bolton), Kukuruntami, Sajimasi and Numia (D. Leston) (Bolton, 1980) Later described as widespread in leaf litter (28 workers from 6 sites) by Belshaw & Bolton (1994b).

Also from Gabon (Makokou, by I. Lieberburg), Zaïre (Yangambi, by N.H.L. Krauss; and Epulu, by J.C. Bradley) and Angola.

{Tetramorium peutli}The photomontage of the worker from Gabon (listed by Bolton, 1980) is collated from
The type worker can be seen at

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium peutli
B Taylor det.
G Debout & A Dalecky
Cameroon 62
2°36.21' N
9°50.52' E
in caulinary domatia of Leonardoxa africana africana

Tetramorium peutli
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium spA
Awae IV
03°54'30" N
Quadrat in forest

{Tetramorium peulti}The photomontages are of workers collected in Cameroun - south-western tropical coastal forest area between Edéa and Campo (McKey Wolbachia project, Cameroon 61 from location IPE)

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

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