The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmotrema
Camponotus (Myrmotrema) aurofasciatus Santschi

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) aurofasciatus Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Saő Thomé (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) aurofasciatus n. sp., Santschi, 1915c: 276, worker; Emery, 1920c: 29, major); major & minor workers known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1915c) description was -
WORKER (medio-major) [comparisons with Camponotus grandidieri] TL 6.5 mm; head notably longer than wide; narrowed a little in front (slightly less than in grandidieri). Mandibles very finely striate with some large sparse puncturation; 5 teeth. Frontal carinae farther apart and clypeus more carinate. Eyes set in posterior third of head, smaller and more convex; scattered with numerous tiny hairs. Scape cylindrical, surpassing the occiput by one-third its length. Thorax more elongated, less stocky; profile less convex and anterior pronotum border rounded. Propodeum dorsum straight from front to back; transversely convex; as wide at the front as at the posterior; as long as the declivity with transition an obtuse angle. Declivity rectilinear when seen from above; slightly concave lower down. Scale as in grandidieri.
Colour black; mandibles, front of clypeus and genae, scape, first and last segments of funiculus, legs red; rest of funiculus and edge of petiole scale brown red; gastral segments mostly bordered with yellow orange, up to one-fifth of segment. Matt; densely punctuate on thorax and head; but gaster finely transversely reticulate. Head, except clypeus with only faint hair pits. Erect silky hairs or bright yellow or slightly orange; tips blunt, quite long and abundant (longer and more appressed on gaster in grandidieri). Golden pubescence slightly longer ; but sparser on the thorax and a little more abundant on the gaster where it partially conceals the sculpture.
Holotype worker only from Saő Thomé.

Santschi's (1915c) description is at {original description}. Emery's (1920c) description of the major is at {original description}.

{Camponotus aurofasciatus minor}The photomontage of the type media-major is collated from

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