Known from a wide range of treed habitats such as Miombo woodland/forest, closed forest, orchard, and riparian forest.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
A member of the Tetramorium angulinode species group.
Bolton (1980) - Answering to the description given for Tetramorium angulinode, to which it is extremely closely related, but the two species differing as follows:
|With pedicel segments in profile, the postpetiole node rounded, not reduced, not anterioposteriorly compressed, its length equal to or greater than the length of the petiole node||With pedicel segments in profile, postpetiole node very reduced and anterioposteriorly compressed so that its length is distinctly less than the length of the petiole node|
|Sculpture always distinct at least in places on the postpetiole dorsum||Postpetiole dorsum unsculptured and smooth|
Keys including this Species
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- chloe. Xiphomyrmex angulinode var. chloe Santschi, 1920b: 17, fig. 3 (w.) ZIMBABWE. Combination in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980: 239. Raised to species: Bolton, 1980: 239.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (1980) - In the type-series and the two other samples of T. chloe which have been examined these differences from T. angulinode have been consistent. However, in view of the small number of samples and knowing that node shape may be variable here as it is elsewhere in the genus the treatment of T. chloe as a separate species may have to be reviewed when further material is available in collections.
Bolton (1980) - TL 2:2-2:6, HL 0:56-0:64, HW 0:54-0-62, CI 93-97, SL 0-34-0-42, SI 65-71, PW 0:42-0:48, AL 0:58-0:72 (6 measured).
- Bolton, B. 1980. The ant tribe Tetramoriini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). The genus Tetramorium Mayr in the Ethiopian zoogeographical region. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology. 40(3):193-384.
- Santschi, F. 1920b. Formicides nouveaux du Gabon, du Congo, de la Rhodesia et du Natal. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 60: 6-17 (page 17, fig. 3 worker described)
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection