Tetramorium delagoense

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Tetramorium delagoense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Tetramorium
Species: T. delagoense
Binomial name
Tetramorium delagoense
Forel, 1894

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Identification

A member of the Tetramorium simillimum species group.

Collingwood and Agosti (1996) - This species is much like Tetramorium simillimum with very similar size, form and sculpture. It differs in having one or two projecting hairs on the genae at each side between the occiput and eye level. It is recorded from a wide area in Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa (Bolton 1980) and also recently in Palestine.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola, Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique (type locality), South Africa, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania.
Malagasy Region: Madagascar, Mayotte.
Palaearctic Region: Israel.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

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Nomenclature

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

  • delagoense. Tetramorium simillimum st. delagoense Forel, 1894b: 80 (w.q.m.) MOZAMBIQUE. Raised to species and senior synonym of madecassum: Bolton, 1979: 156.
  • madecassum. Tetramorium simillimum var. madecassum Forel, 1895c: 248 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Junior synonym of delagoense: Bolton, 1979: 156.

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