Camponotus (Mayria) repens Forel
Type location Madagascar
(Mayria madagascarensis n. sp., Forel
1886c: civ), minor worker; Forel (1894e: 227) major worker, who
subsequently gave the species the replacement name repens
(Forel, 1897c: 187; see Bolton, 1995) collected by M. Grandidier.
Included as the form used by Forel (1878: 369; 1879a:
defining the (then) genus Mayria. Forel (1894e: 227, described
the soldier) reduced it to the rank of subgenus of Camponotus.
Forel's (1886c) description is at Forel's (1894e) further descriptions are
WORKER - TL 4.7 mm; frontal carinae near straight
S-shaped, very strongly divergent and far apart; posteriorly closer to
sides of head than to each other. Head quite small, more or less oval
(may be minor worker). Mandibles slender. Eyes large. Clypeus
carinated, anteriorly produced with a rounded lobe. Frontal area wide
but short. Thorax like that of a small normal Camponotus.
Pronotum slightly flattened, almost as wide as the head. Declivity of
propodeum very short. Petiole node a rounded cube, slightly anteriorly
inclined. Shiny, very finely reticulate. Thorax and abdomen feebly
transversely striated, longitudinally on the sides of the thorax. Few
but sparse yellowish erect hairs; pubescence also sparse but quite
long, a little raised on the legs and scapes, almost none elsewhere.
Black, mandible rust; antennae and tarsi yellow-rust, except
extremities of scapes and funiculi which are brown. Articulations of
legs and posterior border of gaster segments yellow to whitish. From
Madagascar, collector M Grandidier, some time before 1878.
The photomontage is adapted from the Antweb.org site at http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0101175