The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Paramyrmamblys
Camponotus (Paramyrmamblys) ferreri Forel

Camponotus (Paramyrmamblys) ferreri Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Cameroun (Camponotus (Myrmamblys) Ferreri n. sp., Forel, 1913e: 671, queen) collected by L Conradt - no images on Antweb (September 2014)
subspecies
akka (Camponotus (Myrmamblys) Ferreri For. r. akka n. stirps, Forel, 1916: 446, minor worker & queen) Zare, collected by H Kohl - see below
cavisquamis (Camponotus (Paramyrmamblys) ferreri For. stirps cavisquamis n. st., Santschi, 1926c: 604, queen) Kenya, Voir, Alluaud & Jeannel - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0911869
worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Forel's (1913e) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1916) description of akka is at {original description}. Santschi's (1926c) description of cavisquamis is at {original description}

Although images of the cavisquamis queen are available on Antweb (link above), the type and akka queens are not and the differences described by Forel and Santschi lead me to wonder if the "subspecies" statuses are correct as regards possible synonymy.


{Camponotus ferreri akka}The photomontage of the akka type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent09105671.

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