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Species: Tetramorium aisha   Mbanyana et al., 2018 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium aisha Mbanyana et al., 2018 PDF: 10, figs. 4D, L, 5, 24 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: SOUTH AFRICA: worker, Western Cape, Abrahamskraal, 32.92560° S, 22.01319° E, 516 m a.s.l., flood plain of dry river bed with Salsola aphylla and Acacia karoo, in deep finely grained soils, 15 Apr. 2008, N. Mbanyana, A. Mayekiso and H.G. Robertson leg. (SAM-HYM-C020292). Secondary type information: SOUTH AFRICA: 12 pinned workers, same collection data as for holotype (SAM-HYM-C020288 to SAM-HYM-C020292, SAM-HYM-C020316, SAM-HYM-C020329). AntCat AntWiki

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Namibia, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed with salsol aphyla and acacia karoo;deep finely grained soils., 1 times found in Highland savanna Section sampling, 2 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in Ephemeral river bed and adjacent vegetation in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, 2 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed, 1 times found in Flood plain of dry river bed with Salsol aphyla and Acacia Karoo; deep finely grained soils., 1 times found in Karoo, 1 times found in Nest in rocky soil in the middle of dry riverbed. Nest entrance in spen., 1 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, deep finely grained soils. times found in Flood plain of dry river bed with Salsol aphyla and Acacia Karoo, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times 0.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times Pitfall trap, 2 times By Hand, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days.

Elevations: collected from 516 - 1831 meters, 881 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1963-10-23 and 2017-03-17

Type specimens: Holotype: sam-hym-c020292; Paratype: sam-hym-c020288, sam-hym-c020289, sam-hym-c020290, sam-hym-c020316, sam-hym-c020329, sam-hym-c023306, sam-hym-c023313



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