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Tetramorium signatum. Vaalleegte Farm, Karoo, South Africa; 26 May 2017. Photo © and collection by Philip Herbst.// Distribution
Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, 7 times found in Tanqua Succulent Karoo, 6 times found in Gariep rocky desert with Kokerboom and Euphorbia., 5 times found in Strandveld, 3 times found in Karoid scrub on road verge, 1 times found in Nest in rocky sandy soil at the base of a dead grass in the middle of dry riverbed. Nest entrance with crater of soil around it., 2 times found in Tankwa Succulent Karoo, 2 times found in Deep red-orange sandy soils, nest with crater of soil around entrance., 1 times found in Karoo, 2 times found in Euphorbia, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times 0.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 56 times Pitfall trap, 22 times By Hand, 4 times Yellow Pan Trap, 2 times Hand collected, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Sugar Bait, 1 times Turning over rocks, 1 times Nest.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 1353 meters, 737 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1887-10-01 and 2018-03-21
Type specimens: Holotype of Tetramorium solidum grootensis: casent0901188; Paratype: sam-ent-011762; syntype of Tetramorium signatum: casent0904841; syntype of Tetramorium solidum tuckeri: casent0901189; syntype of Tetramorium solidum grootensis: casent0909156; syntype of Tetramorium solidum lugubre: casent0909157