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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Tetramorium - Tetramorium sahlbergi (Forel)

Tetramorium sahlbergi (Forel)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Egypt (Tetramorium caespitum L. r. punicum Sm. var sahlbergi n. v., Forel,1913d: 413, worker; Finzi, 1936: 182, worker & queen; raised to species Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 56) Cairo; also Heluan and Beirut (Lebanon).

{Tetramorium sahlbergi}Forel's (1913d) description is at {original description}. Finzi's (1936) description is at {original description}.

Egypt records - in HNS as Tetramorium punicum var. sahlbergi.
Sharaf list - Material examined: Wadi El-Arbaein, St.Catherine (South Sinai), 3.iv.1998 (4); Abuzabal (Qalyubiya), xii.2002 (1); Damietta, 20.viii.2003 (16); Sallant (El-Daqahliya, Egypt), 6.vii.2003 (16); Abuzabal (Qalyubiya), (6); Sallant (El-Daqahliya, Egypt), 19.viii.2003 (6) (SHC); Abu-Mina, 8.iv.1954 (14); Wadi Digla (Cairo), 2.iii.1956 (1) (ASUC).
The photomontage is of specimens from Egypt, taken by Mostafa Sharaf.

{Tetramorium sahlbergi}The photomontage of a worker from the BMNH collection, probably identified by B Bolton, is collated from

The type worker can be seen at

2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.