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Species: Tetramorium setigerum   Mayr, 1901 

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

Tetramorium setigerum Mayr, 1901b PDF: 22 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1910f PDF: 424 (q.m.).
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1910, Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 54, pp. 421-458

Tetramorium setigerum MayrHNS

- [[ worker ]] [[ male ]] - - Montagne du Natal, recolte par M. Wroughton.

[[ male ]]. - Long. 3.5 mill. - D'un jaune brunatre sale. Les mandibules ont 4 dents. Tete ovale, plus longue que large, ridee et reticulee, a bord posterieur droit.

Thorax luisant, avec quelques rides eparses. Epinotum inerme; face declive bordee d'une arete. Premier n oe ud avec une faible arete arquee correspondant a celle de l'ouvriere, du reste assez arrondi. Ailes pales, a peine jaunatres, a nervures jaunes. Soies du thorax et de la tete obtuses comme chez l'ouvriere.

Une [[ queen ]] recue isolee de M. Schaufuss (entre le Natal et le Cap) me semble appartenir a cette espece. Long. 4.7 mill. Fortement ridee et reticulee en long, assez mate. Pedicule comme chez l'ouvriere. Mais la base de l'abdomen est striee en long sur presque le tiers du 1 er segment. Soies obtuses comme chez l'ouvriere. Couleur brunejaunatre. Les ailes manquent.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in grassland, 12 times found in Lydenburg Montane Grassland, 6 times found in Heavily grazed grassland, 8 times found in Acacia nigrescens savanna, 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 6 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 5 times found in Mopane savanna, 3 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Pediment grassland, 2 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times leaf litter, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times on ground, 1 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times along trail next to fields.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 64 times Pitfall trap, 9 times Hand collected, 8 times Winkler, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 3 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Pitfall trap, 3 week, 1 times search, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 3 10m, 1 times Transect 8, pitfall trap, KAS0015, 1 times general collecting, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2100 meters, 1299 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1899-01-01 and 2018-04-11

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium setigerum: casent0919651; syntype of Tetramorium setigerum quaerens: casent0901190; syntype of Tetramorium setigerum quaerens: casent0909154; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Tetramorium setigerum quaerens amatongae: casent0915076, rmcaent000017789



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