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

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) ilgii Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ethiopia (Camponotus Ilgii nov. spec., Forel, 1894b: 64, worker; Menozzi, 1930b: 120, queen) South Abyssinia, Ilg
Worker and queen described (see Bolton, 1995) .

return to listsee Iran page Seems to be an unlikely location.

Forel's (1894b) description is at {original description}. Menozzi's (1930b) note and description of the queen, from Somalia, is at {original description}.

Known from Senegal, at St. Louis, by Claveau (Santschi, 1913c). Collingwood (1985), recording it from Saudi Arabia, noted that in profile the dorsal outline of the alitrunk is interrupted by a deep metanotal groove; the body is weakly sculptured, moderately shining with sparse hairs; propodeum obtusely rounded posteriorly; head with shallow round punctures; whole body dark, head sometimes reddish brown. He added that it is exclusively arboreal nesting in sections of rotten wood on old trees.

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmotrema) ilgii
B Taylor det.
G McGavin
tree 3-56
Igire Hill
pkd collection from Ochna holstii


{Camponotus ilgii queen}The photomontage is of a queen from Tanzania, Igire Hill, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G C McGavin. 

2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 - Brian Taylor CBiol FrSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.