Camponotus (Myrmosericus) rufoglaucus (Jerdon)
Type locality India (Formica
Rufo-glauca, Jerdon, 1851: 124, worker) Carnatic - see below
rufoglaucus Jerdon var. tenuis
n. var., Forel, 1907a: 32, worker) India, Madras, Biró - see below
minor & major workers & queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .
(Myrmosericus) rufoglaucus (Jerdon) - Africa forms
- see linked page.
Camponotus feae (replacement name for pubescens,
Brullé, 1840: 84, worker; Emery, 1882: 449, illustrated, minor &
major workers) Canary Is is separated as a distinct species;
controversus (Santschi, 1916b: 509; replacement name
Viehmeyer, 1913: 47) from Tanzania, has been elevated to
Jerdon's (1851) brief description (as Formica
rufo-glauca) is at - major TL 9 mm, minor TL 7 mm. Bingham's
(1903: 363) description is at . Forel's (1907a) description of tenuis
In his catalogue of the ants of India, Bingham (1903) described the
major worker as - TL 9-10 mm; head and alitrunk blood-red, gaster
brown; whole insect covered with a very fine, close siiky pubescence
and with sparse erect hairs; head subtriangular, occiput widely
emarginate; mandibles comparatively small , with 7 teeth; clypeus
carinate, median lobe shortly produced, with a crenate margin; petiole
node not as thick as in C. compressus, only slightly convex
anteriorly; gaster large and massive.
The minor - TL 5-9 mm; very much more slender; head elongate, sides
straight; mandibles with 5 teeth; anterior margin of clypeus arched,
not transverse; petiole node conical, thicker proportionately. Bingham
referred to the synonymous C. redtenbacheri (Mayr, 1862: 667).
That also was described as having a brown gaster
what I assume to be the type form major worker from Myanmar (Burma), as
determined by Bingham (1903: 363; in his list) is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0906958.
what I assume to be the type form minor worker from Myanmar (Burma), as
determined by the reliable author Bingham (1903) is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0906959.
the tenuis type minor worker is collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent0910326
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