Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) carensis Taylor new
Type location Central
MAJOR DESCRIPTION: Hind tibiae without any setae on the
ventral margin; mandibles with longitudinal striations; front of head
behind the clypeus with only short fine erect hairs; small eyes
petiole scale smaller and lower than on related species; overall
appearance glossy, legs and mandibles translucent, almost plastic;
erect hairs on alitrunk and gaster orange-yellow; base colour near
black, whole of legs, antennal funiculi and base of gaster bright
orange-yellow. Essentially similar to Camponotus
(Tanaemyrmex) aegyptiacus but much larger. The size and
colouration leads me to associate the separately collected queen with
the major worker.
TL ca 15 mm, HW 4.1, HL 4.2, CI 98, Head Depth 2.8,
Ocular Index eye diameter/HW = 17; SL 3.0, SI 75
Specimens deposited in the Oxford University Museum of
Essentially similar to Camponotus
(Tanaemyrmex) solon but much larger (solon TL ca 13 mm, HL 3.8, HW 3.6,
Note name preoccupied
by Camponotus irritans subsp.
carensis (Emery, 1920d) from India, Nicobar Is.