The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmisolepis
Camponotus (Myrmisolepis) erinaceus Gerstaecker

Camponotus (Myrmisolepis) erinaceus Gerstaecker

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Tanzania (Camponotus erinaceus n. sp., Gerstaecker, 1871: 355, worker(s); Emery, 1895a: 183, queen; Forel, 1899b: 306, major) from Arusha; major & minor workers & queen only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Gerstaecker's (1871) description of workers, TL 6-7 mm, is at {original description}. Emery's (1895a) description of the likely queen is at {original description}. Forel's (1899b) fuller description of the major is at {original description}.

{Camponotus erinaceus major}The photomontage of a major worker from the type collection is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmisolepis) erinaceus
B Taylor det.
G McGavin
tree 3-51

Igire Hill

pkd collection from Heywoodia lucens 3

{Camponotus erinaceus major}The photomontage is of a major specimen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, Igire Hill, collected by G McGavin. 

{Camponotus erinaceus minor}The photomontage is of a minor specimen from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve, collected by G McGavin.

2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018 - Brian Taylor CBiol FRSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.