The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmopiromis
Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus (De Geer)

Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus (De Geer)

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Formica fulvo-pilosa, De Geer, 1778: 613, illustrated, worker; Forel, 1879a: 108, major; Forel, 1910f: 25, male; Arnold, 1924: 737, queen) from Cape of Good Hope, collector M. Sparrman - no type images on Antweb (September 2014)
junior synonyms
pilosa (Formica pilosa, Olivier, 1792: 498, worker) South Africa, Cape of Good Hope (seemingly the De Geer specimen)
rufiventris (Formica rufiventris, Fabricius, 1804: 409, worker) South Africa, Cape of Good Hope - no type images on Antweb (September 2014)
detritoides (Camponotus fulvopilosus De Geer var. detritoides n. var., Forel, 1910f: 25, worker) South Africa, Glatkop, Klein-Namaland, L. Schultze - see
flavopilosus (Camponotus fulvopilosus Fabr. var. flavopilosus n. var., Emery, 1895h: 54, worker; Forel, 1910f: 25, male; Santschi, 1930b: 78, queen) Namibia, De Aar - see below
all forms known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{short description of image}De Geer's (1778) description is at {original description}. Fabricius's (1804) description of rufiventrisis at {original description}.Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau (1835: 213) gave a description, this is at {original description}. Forel's (1879a) description of the major is at {original description}. Olivier's (1792) description of pilosa is at {original description}. Emery's (1895h) note on flavopilosus was simply that the gastral pilosity was pale yellow. Similarly, Forel's (1910f) separation of detritoides seems trivial. Arnold (1924: 736, 740) gave a translation, plus the description of the queen; these are at {original description} and {original description}.

{Camponotus fulvopilosus}Robertson & Zachariades (2007) modern description is at {original description}. The montage is adapted from their original by inverting the monochrome images and, so, giving a somewhat more real impression of the dorsal pronotum, the dorsal gaster and the gastral hairs.

{Camponotus fulvopilosus flavopilosus}The photomontage of the flavopilosus worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus
B Taylor det.

South Africa
S Danflous
xx'x" S
yy'y” E
Western Cape 4
Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus
B Taylor det.

D J Mann
Caprivi Park
1746'56" S
2316'31" E
Immelmann runway, 4 km W
Dead millipede baited PF trap
coll. Mann & Marais
(savannah form)
Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus
B Taylor det.
D J Mann
Gbobabis Dist.
2319'17" S
1845'00" E
Texas 17

Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus
B Taylor det.

King 110
North of Pom Pom Camp
19.32.52 S
22.49.43 E
958 m
Open savannah
Foraging on the ground
1 major & 1 minor

{Camponotus fulvopilosus polymorphism}The photomontage is of worker polymorphism of specimens collected from South Africa, Elandskrans, Western Cape, S xx'x" E yy'y"; z m; Sam Danflous, 16.xii.2007; nest under a stone.

Full images of each morph and others from Namibia can be seen on Workers

{Camponotus fulvopilosus minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker collected as above

{short description of image}Image from

{Camponotus fulvopilosus}Photographs taken in the field by Dr Brigitte Braschler, at the Grootkop Nature Reserve next to Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, 13.x.2006. [Dr Brigitte M. Braschler, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa]

{Camponotus fulvopilosus}

2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.