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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Camponotus
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) adenensis Emery

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) adenensis Emery

return to key return to listIran list{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Yemen (Camponotus maculatus, sous-esp. adenensis n. subsp., Emery, 1893f: 257, major, minor & queen; status as species Collingwood, 1985: 277) Aden, Marquis Doria


Emery's (1893f) description is at - {original description}.

Emery had - MAJOR TL 9-11 mm, HL 3.2, HW 2.7, SL 2.3; MINOR TL 4.5-5 mm, HL 1.3, HW 1.1, SL 1.8; QUEEN TL 11 mm, HL 2.8, HW 2.3, SL 2.5.
With the major the head and alitrunk are very densely reticulo-punctate, so that all appears matt; mandibles quite shiny with 6 teeth; gaster finely and regularly striolate. giving a silky reflection; black with funiculi and legs ferruguinous; extremities brownish; head with very few long hairs; such hairs more numerous on the alitrunk and gaster; pubescence very short and sparse; clypeus with strongly advanced anterior lobe, with the lateral angles pronounced; alitrunk profile similar to C. aethiops; the petiole quite narrow with the upper border very rounded.

Collingwood (1985) had this is a small dark brown species with yellow to reddish-yellow legs; with few or no gular hairs; both head and alitrunk finely sculptured and opaque with gaster more shining; HW of largest worker 2.4 mm; hind tibia without setae but with a fringe of short suberect pubescent hairs along whole length of underside; gaster uniformly dark.

Egypt records - first record below.


{Camponotus adenensis major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905283.


{Camponotus adenensis minor}The photomontage of a minor worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905284.


{Camponotus adenensis assabensis major}The photomontage of the assabensis type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905282. There it is catalogued as Camponotus thraso assabensis but without any obvious attribution for this status.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) adenensis
B Taylor det.
Egypt
O Norfolk
2010
Sinai
2833' N
3356' E
St Katharine Protectorate; pitfall trap in a wadi garden

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{Camponotus adenensis major}The photomontage is of a major (possibly media) worker from Egypt; St Katherine's Protectorate, Sinai, 2010; collector Olivia Norfolk.

2010, 2011, 2013, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.

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