Tapinoma arnoldi tectum

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Tapinoma arnoldi tectum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Tapinoma
Species: T. arnoldi
Subspecies: T. arnoldi tectum
Trinomial name
Tapinoma arnoldi tectum
Santschi, 1917

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

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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.

  • tectum. Tapinoma tenue var. tectum Santschi, 1917b: 288 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Currently subspecies of arnoldi: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 923.

Description

References

  • Santschi, F. 1917b [1916]. Fourmis nouvelles de la Colonie du Cap, du Natal et de Rhodesia. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 85: 279-296 (page 288, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 923, Variety of arnoldi)