The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) caffer Emery

pompeius-group
Major clypeus with distinct median carina; large TL 15 mm plus; alitrunk profile convex with angular propodeum, petiole scale quite thick; trimorphic (?) minors with distinct posteriorly narrowed heads; soldiers dark red-brown to near black; minors lighter brown-orange to yellow-red. Most catalogued under Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) by Wheeler (1922: 962).

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) caffer Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality South Africa (Camponotus caffer n. sp., Emery, 1895h: 47, illustrated, major & minor workers) Makapan; workers only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


{Camponotus caffer}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Arnold's (1922: 652) translation is at {original description}.


{Camponotus caffer}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905242.


{Camponotus caffer minor}The photomontage of a minor worker from the Emery collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905242.

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