The Ants of Africa
Genus Camponotus subgenus Tanaemyrmex
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) varus Forel

pompeius species-group
Major clypeus with distinct median carina; large TL 15 mm plus; alitrunk profile convex with angular propodeum, petiole scale quite thick; trimorphic (?) minors with distinct posteriorly narrowed heads; soldiers dark red-brown to near black; minors lighter brown-orange to yellow-red. Most catalogued under Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) by Wheeler (1922: 962).

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) varus Forel

return to key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type locality Angola (Camponotus Varus n. sp., Forel, 1910e: 455, minor worker; illustration of head of type worker from Santschi, 1926b: 255, fig 5) Mossammedes, ex Baum & Van der Kellen; minor worker only described (see Bolton, 1995) .

Camponotus varus minorForel's (1910e) description is at {original description}.

Camponotus varus minorThe photomontage is of the type minor worker collated from

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11, Grazingfield, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7FN, U.K.