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Species: Tetramorium microps   (Mayr, 1901) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Triglyphothrix microps Mayr, 1901b PDF: 25 (w.q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Tetramorium: Arnold, 1917 PDF: 337; Bolton, 1985 PDF: 247.
Senior synonym of Tetramorium auropunctatus: Bolton, 1976 PDF: 329.
// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in grassland, 2 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, 3 times found in Savanna - Acacia nigrescens, 3 times found in Valley Bushveld, 2 times found in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, open woodland, 2 times found in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 2 times found in Moist upland grassland on dolerite, 1 times found in Sclerocarya - Bolusanthus Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Bushclumps in Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, 1 times found in Rand Highveld Grassland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 8 times Hand collected, 10 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 2 times Winkler, 1 times By Hand, 1 times Winkler Bag.

Elevations: collected from 240 - 1707 meters, 1289 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1898-06-01 and 2017-03-17

Type specimens: Syntype: sam-ent-011709; syntype of Tetramorium microps: casent0901139; syntype of Triglyphothrix microps: casent0919650; syntype of Triglyphothrix auropunctata rhodesiana: casent0909084; syntype of Triglyphothrix auropunctatus: casent0904792, casent0909081; syntype of Triglyphothrix auropunctatus fusciventris: casent0909082; syntype of Triglyphothrix auropunctatus pallens: casent0909083

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