Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) agonius Santschi
Type location Zaïre (Camponotus
(Myrmoturba) Roubaudi Santschi var. agonia, n. var.,
Santschi, 1915c: 282, worker only; raised to species by Santschi,
1926b: 252) collected at Lugombe, by Gérard; worker only described (see
Bolton, 1995) .
Santschi's (1915c) description is at - the comparison and illustration is with Camponotus
Santschi's (1915c) description, regarding it only as a
variety, was a brief comparison with Camponotus
Santschi (1926b), when relegating C. (Myrmamblys) chapini
Wheeler (1922) to status of a variety of "C. (Myrmamblys) agonias
Santschi"), noted the appendages are reddish yellow and raised it to
species status as the propodeum was distinctly different to C.
roubaudi, where the propodeum profile is angular.
TL 4-7 mm. Posterior angles of head a little less effaced in the major.
In profile, dorsum of propodeum in major a smooth curve, to the angle
with the declivity, which is strongly rounded - in roubaudi the
propodeal dorsum is slightly lowered. Black or slightly brownish;
antennae and lower legs clearer; tibiae and knees yellow, slightly more
shiny. Specimen from Zaïre, Great Lakes Region, at Lugombé, by
Bernard (1952) noted that the designation of this
species, which he noted as "= chapini var. agonius
Wheeler, = roubaudi var. agonius Santschi", by authors
was varied on this small species, with characteristics of Tanaemyrmex
and Myrmamblys. In Guinea it seemed Lamotte found two
nests, one at F 159, the other at F 204, both in savanna at Ziéla;
cited from Gabon and Congo, seemingly rare.