The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium talpa (Bolton)

Tetramorium talpa (Bolton)

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Triglyphothrix talpa, Bolton, 1976: 336, not illustrated, worker) 12 miles E. of Kikwit, 6.viii.1957, E.S. Ross & R.E. Leech .

Bolton's description (1976) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.7 mm; almost all hairs on first gastral tergite simple; colour pale yellow-brown. .

{Tetramorium talpa} The photomontage of the holotype is collated from
Zare (Belgian Congo): 12 mi E of Kikwit;
Collection Information: Collection codes: CASTYPE12544 Date: 6 August 1957
Collected by: E.S.Ross & R.E.Leech

2007, 2008, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.