The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmacrhaphe
Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) species T
{Campontus (Myrmacrhaphe) sp T2}

Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) species T

return to key Nigeria specimens (Taylor, 1978: 11).
Major worker - TL 6.97 mm, HL 1.65, HW 1.65, SL 1.01, PW 1.06
Minor worker - TL 4.39 mm, HL 1.09, HW 0.87, SL 1.21, PW 0.78

Colour black, red-brown extremities, shiny. Sculpturation of fine striations, most marked on the alitrunk. Coarse erect, long, colourless hairs sparse. Very sparse pilosity. Alitrunk arched, giving a humpbacked appearance. Declivity of propodeum with an obtuse angle near the bottom. Petiole a low node, near rectangular in lateral view.

It was moderately common on low shrubbery at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, less frequently on cocoa, where it tends scale insects and aphids. Also forages on the soil and native trees, cashew and kola.


Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus sp T2 Nigeria
B Taylor det.

Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3097.7
9.xi.2011
Kika-Beterou
0914'07'' N
0211'52'' E
On weeds
minor
2
{album}
Camponotus sp T2 Nigeria
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3098.7
9.xi.2011
Kika-Beterou
0914'07'' N
0211'52'' E
Terminalia laxiflora
minor

2
{album}
Camponotus sp T2 Nigeria
B Taylor det.
Benin
J-F Vayssieres
RVA 3099.13
9.xi.2011
Kika-Beterou
0914'07'' N
0211'52'' E
running on the ground
minor

1
{album}

{Camponotus sp T2 major}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Benin, Kika-Beterou; collected by J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3097.4).


{Camponotus sp T2 minor}The photomontage is of a minor worker from Benin, Kika-Beterou; collected by J-F Vayssieres (RVA 3098.7). 

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