The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) heros Santschi

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) heros Santschi

return to key{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Tanzania (Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) heros n. sp., Santschi, 1926b: 253, major worker) Tauriani, A Loveridge, ii.1918; major worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Santschi's (1926b) description is at {original description}


{Camponotus heros major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911949.

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