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Species: Tetramorium erectum   Emery, 1895 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Tetramorium guineense var. erectum Emery, 1895i PDF: 37 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype workers (number not stated). Primary type locality: South Africa: Vrijburg (E. Simon). Primary type depository: MSNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 269 (redescription); Bolton, 1995b: 407.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium bacchus: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 269; Bolton, 1995b: 407.

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Tetramorium erectum. Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa; 6 April 2017. Photo © and collection by Philip Herbst.

Tetramorium erectum. Welgemoed, Cape Town, South Africa; 23 April 2017. Photo © and collection by Philip Herbst.

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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in grassland, 5 times found in Valley Bushland (goat trashed), 3 times found in Regenerated mesic montane fynbos flat land, 1 times found in Renosterveld, 4 times found in Karoo, 4 times found in Valley Bushveld, 2 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Nama Karoo on dolerite soils, 1 times found in Protea humiflora plants in fynbos, 2 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on flat land, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under slab.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 32 times Pitfall trap, 6 times Yellow Pan Trap, 3 times By Hand, 1 times Nest, 2 times Hand collected, 2 times Winkler Bag, 2 times Malaise Trap, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 25 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times pooter, 1 times Sweeping, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, ...

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1450 meters, 549 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-07-01 00:00:00.0 and 2016-08-07 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium erectum: casent0904837; syntype of Tetramorium bacchus: casent0909123

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