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Species: Camponotus (Myrmisolepis) erinaceus   Gerstäcker, 1871 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Camponotus erinaceus Gerstäcker, 1871: 355 (w.) TANZANIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1895b PDF: 183 (q.); Forel, 1899c PDF: 306 (s.).

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Camponotus erinaceus [minor worker]; Hedgehog Sugar ant. Sketch ©2020 by Peter Slingsby from specimens collected at Stadsaal Caves, Matjies River Nature Reserve, Cederberg, South Africa

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1911d

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus erinaceus   Forel, A., 1899, Trois notices myrmicologiques., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 43, pp. 303-310: 306-308, (download) 306-308 3967
Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) erinaceus   Santschi, F., 1914, Formicidae., Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911 - 1912). Résultats scientifiques. Hyménoptères 2, pp. 41-148: 135-136, (download) 135-136 8111

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mountain fynbos, 1 times found in park/garden.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 1 times on tree trunk(s).

Elevations: collected from 900 - 1600 meters, 1250 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-12-05 and 1999-09-19

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus erinaceus: casent0905434; type of Camponotus erinaceus: focol2342, focol2343

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