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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmisolepis
Santschi, 1921
Type species
Camponotus braunsi epinotalis

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Specimen Label

Angular Acne Ants

(See also Orthonotomyrmex, Myrmepinotus, Myrmopiromis, and Myrmotrema.)

Diagnosis. Emery (1925). - "Worker. - Differs from Myrmotrema by the structure of the mesosoma: Pronotum short, depressed, more-or-less marginate and shouldered; mesosoma strongly reduced posteriorly; meso-propodeal suture with more-or-less well-marked impression; propodeum depressed posteriorly and marginate, often bidentate. Queen - not known to me. Male - unknown.

Geographical distribution of species. - Afrotropics."

(Translated and edited by B. E. Boudinot, 17 February 2017.)

Myrmisolepis is currently a subgenus of Camponotus.


The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • MYRMISOLEPIS [subgenus of Camponotus]
    • Myrmisolepis Santschi, 1921f: 310 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Camponotus epinotalis, by original designation.


  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 118, Myrmisolepis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 133, Myrmisolepis as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Santschi, F. 1921f. Retouches aux sous-genres de Camponotus. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 61: 310-312 (page 310, Myrmisolepis as subgenus of Camponotus)