The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) arnoldinus Forel

maculatus species group
TL 8-10-12 mm plus; alitrunk profile convex in a smooth elongated curve, propodeal declivity not or poorly separable from dorsum, if the latter always much shorter than dorsum; petiole scale of major cuneiform, with convex anterior face and quite sharp dorsal margin; mostly bicoloured with alitrunk lighter and distinct light areas on gaster; dimorphic (?) minors with head narrowed posteriorly but not dramatically so and without any "neck".

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) arnoldinus Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Camponotus (Myrmoturba) Arnoldinus n. sp., Forel, 1914d: 251, major & minor workers; revived as species by Emery, 1925b: 91); workers only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1914d) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1922: 639) provided a translation; this is at {original description}.

{Camponotus arnoldinus major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from

{Camponotus arnoldinus minor}The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from

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