The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmacrhaphe
Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) rotundinodis Santschi

Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) rotundinodis Santschi

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Zare (Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) rotundinodis n. sp., Santschi, 1935a: 281, illustrated, worker) collected at Kai Bumba, 16.x.1920, by Dr Schouteden
holotype worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

{Camponotus rotundinodis}Santschi's (1935a) description is -
Worker; TL 5.0 mm; head elongate like Camponotus conradti, but with the eyes larger and set further from the posterior angles of the head which are slightly more acute. Mandibles smooth but matt, armed with 5 teeth. Maxillae very long. Clypeus without a carina. Scape surpassing occiput by about one-fifth its length. Thorax lower and more elongated than the other subgenus members. Thorax profile less arcuate. Metanotal groove absent. Dorsum of pronotum compressed but more convex and borders less pronounced. Petiole scale is remarkable for its thick summit, rounded with a diffuse border; seen from the front regularly arcuate. Gaster elongated.
Colour black; mandibles, antennae, inferior femora and articulation of tibiae, yellow; rest of legs medium brown; borders of gaster segments yellow. Very finely shagreened, dull. Posterior angles of head and pronotum, petiole scale and gaster with reduced sculpturation and shinier. Long oblique white translucent hairs on head and thorax, more numerous on declivity of propodeum, petiole scale and gaster; few on the legs. Pubescence whitish, short closely spaced on body and appendages. The original is at {original description}.

Camponotus rotundinodisThe photomontage of the type worker is collated from

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) rotundinodis
B Taylor det.
G McGavin
tree 5-17

354.75' S
3748.58' E
pkd collection from Acacia zanzibarica; L95937M 0393296 UTM 955551 3
Camponotus (Myrmacrhaphe) rotundinodis
B Taylor det.

King 113
Xakanaxa Camp
19.11.01 S
23.24.30 E
961 m
Nesting under log

{Camponotus rotundinodis}The photomontage is of one of three workers from Tanzania, Mkomazi Game Reserve; collector G McGavin (tree 5/17).

{Camponotus rotundinodis}The photomontage is of one of three workers from Botswana; collector D M King (King 113).

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.