oa African Entomology - Revision of the Camponotus fulvopilosus (De Geer) species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The Campanotus fulvapilosus species-group comprises four species: C. fulvopilosus (De Geer) (arid and open savanna areas of southern Africa), C. brevisetosus Forel (granite outcrops on the Drakensberg escarpment and its foothills), C. detritus Emery (dunes of the Namib Desert) and C. storeatus Forel (southern Cape). A key to major workers and queens is provided, redescriptionptions are provided for major workers, and the biology of each species is reviewed. Campanotus fulvopilosus comprises three morphological forms that are parapatrically distributed with discernible hybrid zones. The evolution of the four species is discussed on the basis of their biogeography.

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