Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus (De Geer)
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)
pilosa (Formica pilosa,
Olivier, 1792: 498, worker) South Africa, Cape of Good Hope
(seemingly the De Geer specimen)
(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 http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0910452
fulvopilosus Fabr. var. flavopilosus
1895h: 54, worker; Forel, 1910f: 25, male; Santschi, 1930b: 78,
queen) Namibia, De Aar - see below
all forms known (see Bolton, 1995) .
De Geer's (1778) description is at . Fabricius's (1804) description of rufiventrisis
at .Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau (1835: 213)
gave a description, this is at . Forel's (1879a) description of the major
is at . Olivier's (1792)
description of pilosa
is at . 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 and .
Zachariades (2007) modern description is at . 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.
of worker polymorphism of specimens collected from
South Africa, Elandskrans, Western Cape, S x°x'x" E y°y'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
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]