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Species: Tetramorium weitzeckeri   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Tetramorium weitzeckeri Emery, 1895i PDF: 39 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1917 PDF: 346 (q.).
Combination in Xiphomyrmex: Wheeler, 1922: 908; in Tetramorium: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 233.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium ebeninum, Tetramorium edithae, Tetramorium escherichi, Tetramorium nigellus: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 233.


Afrotropical Region: Africa, Central, Eastern Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gauteng, Iringa, Kakamega, Kenya, Kilifi, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Lindi, Machakos, Manicaland, Morogoro, Mozambique, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Otjozondjupa, Pwani, Sofala, South Africa, Southern Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Palearctic Region: Northern Africa

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Bolton 1980


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in coastal forest, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in intensively used tea field, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in secondary forest, 1 times found in miombo woodland, 1 times found in Bushveld, sandy soil, 1 times found in shrub & lower vegetation, resort near beach, 1 times found in Euclea-Seersia Open Shrubland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in forest within ravine, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s), 2 times Kakamega 2008 survey, ground, 1 times ex soil, 1 times along trail below ravine rim, 1 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times leaf litter, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfalls, 5 times hand collected, 1 times Hand, 1 times leaf litter sifting, 2 times pitfall trap, Transect 29 200m, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times daytime, honey bait (30min), 1 times oil baiting 2 days, Transect 12 30m, 1 times W 1 large mixed sample.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1737 meters, 650 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: zfmkhym20096086; syntype of Tetramorium escherichi: casent0901175, casent0909180; syntype of Xiphomyrmex weitzeckeri nigellus: casent0915094; type of Tetramorium (Xiphomyrmex) escherichi: focol2103, focol2104; unpublished name: Tetramorium weitzeckeri clarispinus: casent0915095

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