The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmotrema
Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodytes Forel

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodytes Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Mozambique (Camponotus troglodites n. spec., Forel, 1894b: 69, worker; Camponotus troglodytes, Forel, 1904b: 377, queen from Ethiopia, Danakil; Santschi, 1914e: 40, major; Arnold, 1924: 727, male) Delagoa Bay, Dr Liengme - see below
abyssinicus (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodites Forel var. abyssinica n. var., Santschi, 1913c: 314, queen) Ethiopia, Dire Doua, J Roger - see
assumptionis (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodytes For. race assumptionis stirps nov., Crawley, 1921: 95, major & minor workers) Aldabra Is, 1916, P R Dupont - no images on Antweb September 2014
rhodesianus (Camponotus (Myrmotrema) troglodytes For. v. rhodesiana n. v., Forel, 1913a: 145, major & minor workers; Arnold, 1924: 726, queen) Zimbabwe, Redbank, G Arnold - see

Forel's (1894b) description of troglodytes is at {original description}; Forel's (1904a) description of the queen is at {original description} Forel's (1913a) description of rhodesiana is at {original description}; Santschi's (1913c) description of abyssinicus is at {original description}; Arnold (1924) gave a translation of Camponotus robecchii var. troglodytes; this is at {original description}, with that of rhodesianus at {original description}. Crawley's (1921) description of assumptionis is at {original description}.

I suggest that the placement of troglodytes and its variations under Camponotus robecchii is incorrect, as 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. One perhaps could add the Camponotus foraminosus Forel r. Cuitenis n. st." of Forel (1901d: 309, minor worker?), from Angola, Cubango-Cuito, Mossamedes; minor (?) TL 6.5 mm, as a junior synonym of troglodytes see {original description}.

{Camponotus troglodytes}The photomontage of the type form media (?) is collated from

{Camponotus robecchii assumptionis} The photomontage of assumptionis is collated from
Collection Information: Specimen Code CASENT0102312; Locality Seychelles, Assumption Is. [322; Pres. by Imp.Bur.Ent. Brit. Mus.1921-66.]; Collection codes: ANTC4556 Date: 1916; Collected by: P.R.Dupont

{Camponotus troglodytes}The photomontage is collated from

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