Camponotus (Myrmotrema) perrisii Forel subspecies jucundus Santschi,

Wheeler, W. M., 1922, The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, pp. 39-269: 251

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Camponotus (Myrmotrema) perrisii Forel subspecies jucundus Santschi
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Camponotus (Myrmotrema) perrisii Forel subspecies jucundus Santschi  HNS 

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Kwamouth, [[soldier]], [[worker]], [[queen]], [[male]]; Niangara, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Faradje, [[soldier]], [[worker]], [[queen]]; Garamba, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin). Many specimens, some of which were identified by Prof. Emery as belonging to this subspecies. Those from Kwamouth were found with their pupa) nesting in the galleries of a large, conical termitarium; those from Faradje were taken in small mushroom-shaped termitaria. Those from Niangara, however were nesting "in the hollow of a tree."

The female of this subspecies measures 11 to 11.5 mm. (wings 12.5 mm.) and resembles the major worker very closely in sculpture, pilosity, and color, except that the erect whitish hairs are shorter and less numerous on the upper surface of the head and thorax. The antennal scapes arc not so pale at their base. The wings are suffused with brown and have dark brown veins and pterostigma. The male measures 7 to 8 mm., is black throughout, with wings colored like those of the female, but paler. The scapes and hind tibiae are distinctly flattened, though much less so than in the worker and female, and the upper border of the petiole is straight and transverse, with a small elevation or tooth on each corner. The body is rather shining; the thorax without erect hairs above.