Key to Camponotus Karavaievia queens

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This key to queens is based on: Dumpert, K., U. Maschwitz and A. Weissflog. 2006. Description of five new weaver ant species of Camponotus subgenus Karavaievia EMERY, 1925 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Malaysia and Thailand, with contribution to their biology, especially to colony foundation. Myrmecologische Nachrichten. 8:69-82. PDF

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  • Anterior clypeal margin with only a very small median excision; legs brown with three broad white bands . . . . . Camponotus striatipes
  • Anterior clypeal margin with strong semicircular excision . . . . . 3

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  • Frontal area only slightly wider than high or as wide as high . . . . . 5

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  • Frontal area only slightly wider than high and poorly delimited . . . . . 6

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  • Anterior clypeal margin with slight medial excision . . . . . 7

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  • Uniformly reddish brown, scutellum and metanotum darker . . . . . Camponotus asli

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  • Anterior clypeal margin without medial excision . . . . . 9

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  • Head, mesosoma and legs yellowish brown in color, gaster darker . . . . . Camponotus aureus

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  • Anterior clypeal margin with strong medial excision . . . . . 11
  • Anterior clypeal margin only slightly medially excised . . . . . 12

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  • Head and mesosoma shiny; mesosoma strongly sculptured, showing stripe-like structures . . . . . Camponotus belumensis