The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmosericus
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) petersii Emery

Camponotus (Myrmosericus) petersii Emery

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Camponotus Petersii n. sp., Emery, 1895h: 50, illustrated, minor worker; Forel, 1914d: 254, major worker; Arnold, 1924: 684, illustrated, queen and male) collected at Vrijburg, Pretoria; by Simon - minor see below
subspecies janus (Camponotus Petersi Emery var. Janus n. var., Forel, 1911e: 288, major worker - page no 228 is wrong in Bolton, 1995) South Africa, Bothaville, Orange, Dr Brauns
all forms known (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Camponotus petersii worker}Emery's (1895h) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1911e: 288) description of janus is at {original description}. Arnold (1924) gave a translation and a description of the queen and male; these, with his translation of janus are at {original description} and {original description}.

{Camponotus petersii}Emery (1895h) had seen other specimens from Angola, at Delagoa Bay; and Leribe, Basutoland, collected by M. Weitzecker.

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

{Camponotus petersii minor}The photomontage of the janus major worker is collated from

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