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Species: Tetramorium rufescens   Stitz, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Tetramorium solidum st. rufescens Stitz, 1923: 163 (w.) NAMIBIA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Syntypes: NAMIBIA: 3 pinned workers, Swakopmund, 12–19 Apr. 1911, W. Michaelsen leg. (ZMHB: FOCOL2082 to FOCOL2084) AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 249.

Taxon Page Images:

photo ©Philip Herbst; near Prieska

// Distribution


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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Lower Gariep Alluvial Vegetation, 5 times found in Kathu Bushveld, dominated by Tarchonanthus camphoratus, 4 times found in Ephemeral river bed and adjacent vegetation in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, Central Namib) times found in Desert (VEGTYPE, 3 times found in Rehabilitated waste rock dump, 18 degree slope, 3 times found in Noms Mountain Desert, 3 times found in Karoo-Namib shrubland, 2 times found in River bed, 1 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, 1 times found in Mixed savannah in Gordonia Duneveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times On sand dune, 1 times Under bush.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 40 times Pitfall trap, 12 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Beating "Rabbit Pan, 6 times Hand collected, 6 times Yellow Pan Trap, 6 times By Hand, 1 times Pitfall traps, 2 times Nest, 1 times Brown Pan Trap, 1 times Handcollected.

Elevations: collected from 50 - 2000 meters, 723 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1911-04-12 and 2019-09-18

Type specimens: type of Tetramorium solidum r. rufescens: focol2082, focol2083, focol2084

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