Tetramorium rothschildi

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Tetramorium rothschildi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species group: solidum
Species: T. rothschildi
Binomial name
Tetramorium rothschildi
(Forel, 1907)

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Specimen Labels

Tetramorium rothschildi has been found nesting in red laterite soils; sometimes nests have grass husks around the entrance.

Identification

Tetramorium rothschildi is the only species in the Tetramorium solidum-group with branched hairs.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ethiopia (type locality), Kenya.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

This species has been recorded from Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. It has been found in grassland and open woodland areas with laterite soil. Tetramorium rothschildi has been found nesting in red laterite soils; sometimes nests have grass husks around the entrance. Pitfall traps and hand collecting have been used to collect this species.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rothschildi. Triglyphothrix rothschildi Forel, 1907c: 134 (w.) ETHIOPIA. Menozzi & Consani, 1952: 67 (q.m.). Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1985: 247. See also: Bolton, 1976: 334.

Description

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