Tetramorium termitobium

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Tetramorium termitobium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. termitobium
Binomial name
Tetramorium termitobium
Emery, 1908

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Specimen Labels

Identification

From Bolton (1980)

T. intonsum belongs to a complex of four small yellow species in this group, the other members being jugatum, shilohense and termitobium. Together they are characterized by their moderately developed frontal carinae, coarse sculpture, small (as opposed to minute) eyes with 3-5 ommatidia in the greatest diameter, and vestigial or very feeble antennal scrobes.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality), Uganda.


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • termitobium. Tetramorium termitobium Emery, 1908b: 186 (w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. See also: Bolton, 1980: 292.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1980. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 40: 193-384 (page 292, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1908c. Descriptions d'une genre nouveau et de plusieurs formes nouvelles de fourmis du Congo. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 52: 184-189 (page 186, worker described)