The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) cognatus (F Smith) - new status

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) cognatus (F Smith) - new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa ((Formica cognata, Smith, F., 1858b: 35, major & minor workers; Mayr, 1862: 655, queen & male) .


Smith's (1858b) description is at {original description}. "Extremely like F. maculata, which it may be; the antennae and head as in that species; the legs entirely ferruginous; the gaster entirely black"; TL 11.65 mm; Port Natal. Minor head narrowed slightly behind the eyes, gaster entirely black, legs red. Mayr's (1862) description of the queen and male is at {original description}.

Camponotus cognatus majorThe photomontage is of a syntype major worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0903511

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