The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium unicum Bolton

Tetramorium unicum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zare (Bolton, 1980: 366, not illustrated, worker), collected at Masaki, near Masisi, in Cuviera ?angolensis, possibly by J. Bequaert. Considered by Bolton to possibly (probably) be the species referred to by Wheeler (1922) as Tetramorium meressei, as the information fits with the label but the specimen is clearly separable to this new species .

Bolton's description (1980) is at {original description}.

WORKER - TL 3.7 mm; without propodeal spines merely small denticles.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Tetramorium unicum
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Tetramorium sp11
0354'30" N
Pitfall in fallow


{Tetramorium unicum}The photomontage is of a worker from Cameroun; Matomb; collector A Fotso Kuate (fk tetramorium sp 11).

2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.