The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmosericus
Camponotus (Myrmosericus) valdeziae Forel

Camponotus (Myrmosericus) valdeziae Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location South Africa (Camponotus Valdeziae n. sp., Forel, 1879a: 90, minor worker & queen; Arnold, 1924: 696, major worker) collected at Valdezia Mission, Transvaal, by M Berthoud; major & minor workers and queen only known (see Bolton, 1995) .

Forel's (1879a) description is at {original description} - his main comparison was with C. cinereus (from Australia). Arnold (1924) gave a translation and a description of the soldier; this is at {original description}. Mayr's (1876) description of C. cinereus is at {original description}.

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

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

Oxford University Museum specimens

Camponotus (Myrmosericus) valdeziae
B Taylor det.
South Africa
S Danflous
Sudwala Caves
2522'09" S
3041'58" E
Gaufeng Province; 166 m

{Camponotus valdeziae minor}The photomontage is of a major specimen from South Africa, Sudwala Caves, Gaufeng Province; collector Sam Danflous.

2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.