Key to Afrotropical Camponotus fulvopilosus species group

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This key is based on Robertson & Zachariades 1997 [1].

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Afrotropical Camponotus fulvopilosus species group

1

  • Dense mat of hairs partly or completely covering the gastral tergite and obscuring the underlying tergite . . . . . 2
  • Gastral tergites with regularly spaced, sparsely distributed hairs; underlaying cuticle clearly visible Camponotus brevisetosus
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  • Hairless patches on gaster narrow, less than half the width of tergite in major worker, or absent. . . . . . 3
  • Hairless patches on gaster wide, grater than half the width of tergite in major worker; distribution limited to Namib desert dune sea. . . . . Camponotus detritus
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  • Pronotal humerus in major worker acute; cuticle reddish, distribution limited to Southern Cape. . . . . Camponotus storeatus
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  • Pronotal humerus in major worker obtuse; cuticle usually black, distributed through arid and savanna areas of Southern Africa. . . . . Camponotus fulvopilosus
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References

  1. Robertson, H. G.; Zachariades, C. 1997. Revision of the Camponotus fulvopilosus (De Geer) species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Afr. Entomol. 5: 1-18 PDF