The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmotrema
Camponotus (Myrmotrema) orthodoxus Santschi

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) orthodoxus Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Guinea (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) foraminosus For. stirps orthodoxus n. st., Santschi, 1914d: 381, major & minor workers; raised to species by Santschi, 1915c: 267, in key; in Wheeler, 1922) collected at Kindia, by F. Silvestri, in 1913; major & minor workers described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Santschi's (1914d) description is at {original description}.

Separated in Santschi's key (1915c) by - TL 3.5-6.6 mm; cylindrical tibiae; generally black colour, but with tarsi and antenna red; relatively short erect hairs and rectangular propodeal dorsum.  The alternate in couplet 5 is Camponotus galla with the distinction being that galla has a flat propodeum dorsum and  orthodoxus is more slender.

Bernard (1952) described it as a small species, frequent at Mt. Nimba, Guinea (unlike Camp. foraminosus); listing it especially from savanna, in termite hills, at Ziéla, T 128 Gouéla (abundant), T 124 and T 133, F (Kéoulenta) 600 m; not captured higher up.

Listed as a savannah species in Ivory Coast by Lévieux & Louis (1975).

{Camponotus orthodoxus}The photomontage of a worker from the type collection is collated from
Note: Santschi (1914d) gave the size range as TL 3.5-6.6 mm. This specimen has TL ca 5.0 mm; indicating it is a minor or perhaps media worker.

{Camponotus orthodoxus}As above but colour adjusted to adjust the magenta-green balance.

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