The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmotrema
Camponotus (Myrmotrema) robecchii Emery

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) robecchii Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Somalia (Camponotus Robecchii n. sp., Emery, 1892a: 120, illustrated, major & minor workers; Emery, 1901c: 63, queen) Obbia .


{Camponotus robecchii}Emery's (1892a) description is at {original description}.


I believe that the previous placement of variations under robecchii was incorrect as it seems clear that Camponotus troglodytes has a smoothly convex alitrunk with a smoother transition from the propodeum dorsum to declivity. Furthermore it seems that troglodytes and its variations, i.e. all except robecchii sensu stricto are all essentially brick-red, with variability in darkness, whereas robecchii is essentially dark-red brown with even darker areas.


{Camponotus robecchii major}The photomontage of a major worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905427


{Camponotus robecchii minor}The photomontage of a minor worker from the type collection is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0905426


Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) robecchii
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 3-68
16.i.1996
Mkomazi
357.996' S
3748.128' E
pkd collection from Terminalia brownii
1

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) robecchii
B Taylor det.

Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-17
4.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia zanzibarica; L95937M 0393296 UTM 9555510

1
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Camponotus (Myrmotrema) robecchii
B Taylor det.
Tanzania
G McGavin
tree 5-27
8.i.1997
Mkomazi
354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia zanzibarica; L95937M 0393296 UTM 9555510
1


{Camponotus (Myrmotrema robecchii}The photomontage is of a worker from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (Tree 5-17).

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