The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fornasinii 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; soldiers dark red-brown to near black; minors lighter brown-orange to yellow-red. Most catalogued under Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) by Wheeler (1922: 962).

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fornasinii Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Mozambique (Camponotus maculatus Fabr. sous-esp. Fornasinii n. subsp., Emery 1895h: 46, worker; raised to species Forel, 1914a: 257) Delagoa Bay; worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fornasinii}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1922: 641, as ssp of maculatus) gave a translation, this is at {original description}.

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

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