The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) chilon Emery - new status

brutus species-group
Large, TL ca 15 mm; minor head near rectangular

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) chilon Emery - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Senegal (Camponotus solon Forel, var. chilon, Emery, 1925b: 100 [listing only]; Camponotus maculatus F. r. Solon Forel v. Chilon n. var., Forel, 1901h: 68, major & minor workers & queen) no location, Aeberli coll., also Benin (Dahomey), Martiensen - see below
Separated here from Camponotus solon as the major being smaller and somewhat darker, the media and minor workers also primarily dark card.

Forel's (1901h) description of is at {original description}. Santschi (1937d) gave a key to the varieties, with a separation from brutus, this is at {original description}

Listed (as Camponotus solon) as a forest species able to live in degraded zones in Ivory Coast by Lévieux & Louis (1975). They also reported it as being strictly nocturnal with peak activity around one hour after sunset (1900 hours).

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

{Camponotus chilon minor}The photomontage of the type minor (possibly media) worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) chilon
B Taylor det.

E Poirier
Yekepa Camp 4
PF 15
Nimba County
07°33’04" N
08°33’17" E
Pitfall trap
Floodplain & marsh
501 m asl
major, media & minor

{Camponotus solon major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Liberia, Yekepa Camp 4; collector E Poiriet (Camp 4 PF XV).

{Camponotus chilon media}The photomontage is of a media worker from Liberia, as above.

{Camponotus chilon minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Liberia, as above.

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