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

maculatus species-group
TL 8-10-12 mm plus; alitrunk profile convex in a smooth elongated curve, propodeal declivity not or poorly separable from dorsum, if the latter always much shorter than dorsum; petiole scale of major cuneiform, with convex anterior face and quite sharp dorsal margin; mostly bicoloured with alitrunk lighter and distinct light areas on gaster; dimorphic (?) minors with head narrowed posteriorly but not dramatically so and without any "neck".

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah Emery

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return to listEgypt List {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Egypt (Camponotus maculatus r oasium var fellah n. var., Emery, 1891b: 18; Camponotus oasium var fellah, Dalla Torre, 1893: 245, minor worker; Emery, 1908a: 194, major worker, queen & male; raised to species Pisarski, 1971b: 728) .


{Camponotus fellah}Emery's (1891b) description is at {original description}. Emery's (1908a) description is at {original description}. Pisarski's (1971b) determination of name is at {original description}.

Emery (1891b) noted specimens from Assab, Eritrea among those in his first description of the species. Forel (1910c) reported a worker from Western Ethiopia, collected by A Ilg. Viehmeyer (1923) reported specimens from Sudan, at Port Sudan, collected by H Werner & R Ebner .

Menozzi (1933b: 97) had Egypt, Sinai and Palestine. His full notes, including extracts from his key, is at {original description}.

Iran Form - Crawley (1920: 178) noted a single worker from "Mesopotamia" or "North-West Persia" that was "probably var. oasium or possibly var. fellah but impossible to determine without a major worker". Pisarski's report was of specimens from Baghdad, 4 workers and 2 males, from palm groves and waste land on the edges of the Tigris River. See the bottom of the page for fresh specimens and collection details.


{Camponotus fellah minor}The photomontage of a minor worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905293.


{Camponotus fellah minor}The photomontage of what appears to be a media worker, presumably from the type collection and sent to Santschi, is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911939.


Oxford University Museum specimens - see also Iran list below

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah
B Taylor det.
Israel
J Kugler

27.x.1981
Maagan-Michael
32.55 N
34.91 E
No details; courtesy of Armin Ionescu, Tel Aviv University 13
{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah
B Taylor det.
Egypt
A Shepherd

2010
Sinai
2833' N
3356' E
St Katherine’s Protectorate
Alcohol E
1
{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah
B Taylor det.
Egypt
O Norfolk
11

2010
Sinai
2833' N
3356' E
St Katherine’s Protectorate
Pitfall trap in wadi garden
1
{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah
B Taylor det.
Egypt
O Norfolk
04
2010
Sinai
2833' N
3356' E
St Katherine’s Protectorate
Pitfall trap in wadi garden

1
{album}

Major workers

{Camponotus fellah}The photomontage is of a major worker from Israel; collector J Kugler.


{Camponotus fellah}The photomontage of a major worker is from Tel Aviv, Israel, photos taken by Merva Vonshak and courtesy of Armin Ionescu, Tel Aviv University.


{Camponotus fellah}The photomontage is of a major worker from Sinai, Egypt; collector Olivia Norfolk (Alcohol E).


Minor workers

{Camponotus fellah minor}The photomontage of a minor worker is from Tel Aviv, Israel; collector J Kugler.


{Camponotus fellah}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Sinai, Egypt; collector Olivia Norfolk (ON11).


{Camponotus fellah}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Sinai, Egypt; collector Olivia Norfolk; compared with the worker in Savignyi Plate 20, 9. The profile and proportions are a close match, including the lengths of the hind femur and the scape.


{Camponotus fellah}Savignyi Plate 20, 9 (Audouin, J.-V. 1825-27: Plate 20 Fig 9).


Camponotus fellah Iran form.

Oxford University Museum specimens
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
O Paknia
ZMGU 1301

v.2004
Kerman
35.9788889 N
53.0930556 E

3
{album}
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
M Safariyan
04
4.ii.2014
36.10902N
47.55669E
Bijar Protected area
1533 m
pitfall trap, wayside
major
1
{album}
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
M Safariyan
06
5.ii.2014
35.28427N
46.98922E
Zagros
1480 m
pitfall trap; among leaf litter
media & minor workers
2
{album}
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
E Aram
03
28.vii.2012
37.20N
48.17E

Kamardaraq
1175 m
hand collected on mountain under rock
major worker

{album}
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
E Aram
04.02
10.x.2012
37.22N
48.16E

Dayukandi
1540 m
hand collected, village riverside
major worker

{album}
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
E Aram
07
19.viii.2012
37.25N
48.16E

Kazaj (Darraz)
1250 m
hand collected, mountain on tree
major worker

{album}
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
E Aram
23
17.v.2012
37.22N
48.16E

Dayukandi
1540 m
hand collected
forest on soil

{album}
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fellah
B Taylor det.
Iran
F Heidary
03

5.ii.2013
27.37N
52.59E
401 m
Torman
hand collected
desert, soil
major workers
3
{album}

{Camponotus fellah Iran form major}The photomontages are of workers from Iran; collected at Kerman, by Omid Paknia (ZMGU 1301), May 2004.


{Camponotus fellah Iran form minor}As above

{Camponotus fellah Iran form major}Major worker from Iran, Bijar Protected area, collector M Safariyan (04)

{Camponotus fellah Iran form minor}Media worker from Iran, Zagros, collector M Safariyan (06)
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