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Species: Tetramorium capense   Mayr, 1865 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium capense Mayr, 1865 PDF: 89 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895i PDF: 36 (q.m.).
See also: Prins, 1973 PDF: 8.

Taxon Page Images:

Tetramorium capense. [Above] Worker, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa; 3 April 2017. Photo © and collection by Philip Herbst

[Below] Queen, Silvermine, Table Mountain National Park, South Africa; 12 July 2016. Photo © by Philip Herbst; collection by Peter Slingsby

// Distribution

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56

T. capense MayrHNS.

- Cape Town; [[ worker ]], [[ queen ]], [[ male ]].

Chez la femelle, le pedicule est plus large que chez l'ouvriere, le n oe ud du 1 er segment tronque en avant avec le bord superieur droit, termine par un angle de chaque cote; les ailes sont hyalines, avec le Stigma et les nervures jaune testace.

Le male est testace avec la tete striee, l'ecusson, le metanotum et le pedicule pointilles, mats, le reste luisant; mandibules luisantes, a cinq dents; pedicule bien plus allonge que chez T. caespitumHNS; sur le profil, le 1 er segment forme un angle droit arrondi, le 2 e esta peine plus large que long, sans sa portion articulaire.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Valley Bushveld, 1 times found in Fynbos, 4 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on sandstone, 4 times found in Old fynbos on sandstone, 2 times found in Renosterveld, 2 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on NE rocky slope, 2 times found in Montane fynbos - >25 yr old, 2 times found in Forest - Indigenous evergreen, 1 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos, 1 times found in Sandy, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times in burnt branch.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times Pitfall Trap, 10 times Winkler Bag, 6 times By Hand, 1 times pooter, 3 times Turning over rocks, 3 times Yellow Pan Trap, 2 times Sifting Leaf Litter, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times Digging, 1 times Malaise Trap.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 853 meters, 286 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-10-01 and 2017-01-01

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011785; syntype of Tetramorium braunsi: casent0901239; syntype of Tetramorium capense: casent0901238, casent0919646; syntype of Tetramorium braunsi: casent0909128; syntype of Tetramorium popovici: casent0909144



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