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Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) adenensis Emery

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) adenensis Emery

return to key return to listIran list{link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Yemen (Camponotus maculatus, sous-esp. adenensis n. subsp., Emery, 1893f: 257, major, minor & queen; status as species Collingwood, 1985: 277) Aden, Marquis Doria

Emery's (1893f) description is at - {original description}.

Emery had - MAJOR TL 9-11 mm, HL 3.2, HW 2.7, SL 2.3; MINOR TL 4.5-5 mm, HL 1.3, HW 1.1, SL 1.8; QUEEN TL 11 mm, HL 2.8, HW 2.3, SL 2.5.
With the major the head and alitrunk are very densely reticulo-punctate, so that all appears matt; mandibles quite shiny with 6 teeth; gaster finely and regularly striolate. giving a silky reflection; black with funiculi and legs ferruguinous; extremities brownish; head with very few long hairs; such hairs more numerous on the alitrunk and gaster; pubescence very short and sparse; clypeus with strongly advanced anterior lobe, with the lateral angles pronounced; alitrunk profile similar to C. aethiops; the petiole quite narrow with the upper border very rounded.

Collingwood (1985) had this is a small dark brown species with yellow to reddish-yellow legs; with few or no gular hairs; both head and alitrunk finely sculptured and opaque with gaster more shining; HW of largest worker 2.4 mm; hind tibia without setae but with a fringe of short suberect pubescent hairs along whole length of underside; gaster uniformly dark.

Egypt records - first record below.

{Camponotus adenensis major}The photomontage of the type major worker is collated from

{Camponotus adenensis minor}The photomontage of a minor worker from the type collection is collated from

{Camponotus adenensis assabensis major}The photomontage of the assabensis type major worker is collated from There it is catalogued as Camponotus thraso assabensis but without any obvious attribution for this status.

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) adenensis
B Taylor det.
O Norfolk
2833' N
3356' E
St Katharine Protectorate; pitfall trap in a wadi garden


{Camponotus adenensis major}The photomontage is of a major (possibly media) worker from Egypt; St Katherine's Protectorate, Sinai, 2010; collector Olivia Norfolk.

2010, 2011, 2013, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
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