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

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) rhamses Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Egypt (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) Rhamses n. sp., Santschi, 1915c: 275, major & minor workers) Upper Egypt, Dr Reichensperger - see below
subspecies completus (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) Rhamses Sants. v. completus n. var., Santschi, 1930a: 76, minor worker) Ethiopia, Crawley - see http://www.antweb.org/specimenImages.do?code=casent0911856
major & minor workers only described (see Bolton, 1995) .


Santschi's (1915c) description is at {original description}. Santschi's (1930a) description of completus is at {original description}.


{Camponotus rhamses major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911854. Note Santschi (1915c) gave the colour as black.


{Camponotus rhamses minor}The photomontage of a minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0911855.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Previously (to September 2014) I felt that, whilst these appeared to be distinct to Camponotus galla, and the minor (bottom) seemed close to orthodoxus, it has to said the leg colouration suggests they may represent a distinct species.
Now, however, I feel that they are rhamses, noting that the type specimens (above) are difficult to see clearly because of the lack of contrast and the usual Antweb magenta tint.

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) rhamses
B Taylor det.
Chad
Yves Braet

1-20.iii.2012
Zakouma N.P.
1053′36″ N
 1949′19″ E
421 m
major and minors

3
{album}
Camponotus (Myrmotrema) rhamses
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Awatif Omer
2014.05
Wad alaieiz
Sinjah
13˚09'0" N
33˚56'0" E
transect
minor

1

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) rhamses
B Taylor det.
Sudan
Awatif Omer
2014.14
Wad alaieiz
Sinjah
13˚09'0" N
33˚56'0" E
transect
minor
1


{Camponotus rhamses major}The photomontage is of a major worker from Chad, Zakouma NP; collector Yves Braet.


{Camponotus rhamses media}The photomontage is of a media worker from Chad, Zakouma NP; collector Yves Braet.


{Camponotus rhamses minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Chad, Zakouma NP; collector Yves Braet.


{Camponotus (Myrmotrema) rhamses} The photomontage is of a minor worker from Sudan, Wad alaieiz, collector Awatif Omer (2014.05).<

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