The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) knysnae Arnold

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) knysnae Arnold

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality South Africa (Camponotus maculatus race Knysnae n. r., Arnold, 1922: 619 & 642, major & minor workers & queen; raised to species Emery, 1925b: 100. misspelt kaysnae) George, nr Knysna Forest, Cape, H Brauns; major & minor workers & queen only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Arnold's (1922) description is at {original description}.

Camponotus knysnae majorThe photomontage is of a syntype major worker collated from

Camponotus knysnae minorThe photomontage is of a syntype minor worker collated from

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