The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium sericeum Arnold

Tetramorium sericeum Arnold

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Tetramorium (Triglyphothrix) Hepburni Arnold var sericeus n. v., Arnold, 1926: 277, worker) Redbank, G Arnold
worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Arnold's (1926) description is at {original description}. Bolton's modern description (1976) is at {original description}. Arnold's comparison was with the type of hepburni, that now is a junior synonym of Tetramorium inezulae.

WORKER - TL 2.3-2.8 mm, HW 0.54-0.70, CI 93-97, SL 0.36-0.46, SI 65-67, PW 0.40-0.52
(Bolton, 1976: 335, not illustrated; reverted to Tetramorium from Triglyphothrix by Bolton, 1985).


Tetramorium sericeumThe photomontage of a cotype of sericeus is collated from The Smithsonian Institute images at http://ripley.si.edu/ent/nmnhtypedb/public/specimeninfopage.cfm?publicconsumption=1&typespecimenID=402.

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