The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) werthi Forel

acvapimensis species-group
Small (for genus) TL soldier < 10 mm; minor heads sub-ovoid to square; alitrunk profile interrupted shallowly convex but propodeum markedly angular; mostly dark near black.

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) werthi Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Kerguelen I. (Camponotus Werthi n. sp., Forel, 1908a: 18, minor worker; Camponottus (Myrmoturba) Werthi, Forel, 1914d: 253, major worker, Caldeon, Cape Province, C P Philipps; Arnold, 1922: 661, queen)
subspecies skaifei (Camponotus (Tanemyrmex) werthi skaifei n. var., Arnold, 1959: 336, illustrated, major & minor workers)  South Africa, Tiervlei, Cape Province, iii.1957, Dr S H Skaife - see below
major & minor workers & queen described (see Bolton, 1995). Known from various localities in South Africa - its presence on Kerguelen presumably was as an immigrant, as it was found only in the house used by the explorer, Dr Werth .

Forel's (1908a) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1914d) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1922) gave a translation and description of the queen; these are at {original description}. Arnold's (1959) description of skaifei is at {original description}. Arnold (1949: 227) gave an illustration of the soldier pedicel area.

{Camponotus werthi minor}The photomontage of the type minor worker is collated from

{Camponotus werthi skafei}The photomontage of a paratype major worker of skafei is collated from

{Camponotus werthi minor}The photomontage of a minor worker is collated from Listed by Arnold (1922).

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