The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmosericus
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) contraria Santschi - new status

Camponotus (Myrmosericus) contraria Santschi new status

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Zimbabwe (Camponotus (Myrmosericus) rufoglaucus Jerd. stirps flavomarginatus Mayr var. contraria n. var., Santschi, 1916b: 509, worker) .

Santschi's (1916b) description is at {original description}. Arnold (1924: 693) gave a translation of flavomarginatus with contraria, these are at {original description}.

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmosericus) contraria
B Taylor det.
G Bizimungu

1.9966667 S
30.3497222 E
from a coffee plantation


{Camponotus contraria minor} The photomontage is of what appears to be a minor worker from Rwanda, collector Gabriel Bizimungu, from a coffee plantation, at Bicumbi, 2005. The size and shape  are almost identical to the type image (above).  The colouration, however, obviously differs, even allowing for the magenta tint typical of Antweb imagery.

2009, 2011, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.