The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium rothschildi (Forel)

Tetramorium rothschildi (Forel)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ethiopia (Triglyphothrix Rothschildi n. sp., Forel, 1907c: 134, worker; Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 67, queen & male) Harrar.
Used as a key example in the argument by Bolton (1985) for the synonymy of Triglyphothrix under Tetramorium .

{Tetramorium rothschildi}Forel's (1907c) description is at {original description} Mennozi & Consani's (1952) description, with the queen & male, is at {original description} Bolton's modern description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.8-4.7 mm; numerous branched hairs, closely applied on the head. Lacking antennal scrobes and anterior clypeal margin deeply excavated. Colour red-brown (Bolton, 1976, illustrated, full-face view, alitrunk and pedicel profile).

Other findings from Kenya, plus a collection at Tumu, Northern Region, Ghana (P.M. Room); probably a species of dry or semi-desert locations (Bolton, 1976). Reported as granivorous in Kenya (see Bolton, 1985).

{Tetramorium rothschildi} The photomontage is of a worker from Kenya; collated from

The type worker can be seen at

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium rothschildi
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Lamine Diamé
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{Tetramorium rothschildi}The photomontage is of a worker from Senegal; Thiés; collector Lamine Diamé (17)

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