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

pompeius species-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; majors dark red-brown to near black; minors lighter brown-orange to yellow-red. Most catalogued under Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) by Wheeler (1922: 962).

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) donisthorpei Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) donisthorpei n. Emery, 1920c: 23, illustrated, minor worker) Conradt; minor worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) donisthorpei}Emery's (1920c) description is at {original description}.

{Camponotus donisthorpei}The photomontage of the (probable) type minor worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) donisthorpei
B Taylor det.
A Fotso Kuate
Camponotus sp14

03°54'30" N
11°25'58" E
Quadrat in fallow
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) donisthorpei
B Taylor det.
Central African Republic
P Annoyer
Camp 1E

03°03'58.3" N
16°08'59.6" E
Camp 1; 528 m; Ayous Barber ayous Camp controlor
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) donisthorpei
B Taylor det.
E Zassi
03°16'56.5" S
015°28'28.3" E
Wooded Savannah; 24h pitfall trap

{Camponotus donisthorpei major}The photomontage is of a major from Cameroun, Boga; collector A. Fotso Kuate (Camponotus sp 14).

{Camponotus donisthorpei minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Cameroun, Boga; as above.

The Emery dimensions for the minor were TL 8.5-9.0 mm, alitrunk 2.5, scape 3.1, hind tibia 3,2.  This Cameroun specimen matches those and the general description.

{Camponotus donisthorpei minor}The photomontage is of a minor from Congo, Réserve de Lésio-Louna; collector Eric Zassi (pitfall trap 19, t 1.1).

{Camponotus donisthorpei minor} The photomontage is of a specimen from the Central African Republic, Camp 1; collector Philippe Annoyer (CAR Camp 1E).

This specimen is slightly smaller and obviously lighter coloured than that above and may be a related species.

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