Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus subspecies brutus (Forel),

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: 236

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Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus subspecies brutus (Forel)


Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus subspecies brutus (Forel)  HNS 

Avakubi, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Medje, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Faradje, [[soldier]], [[worker]], [[queen]] Bafwasende,

[[soldier]], [[worker]]; Stanleyville, [[soldier]], [[worker]], [[queen]]; Batama, [[queen]]; Lukolela, [[worker]]; Malela, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Isangi, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Nouvelle Anvers, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Zambi, [[worker]]; Poko, [[soldier]]; Akenge, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Niangara, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin); Malela, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (J. Bequaert).

The workers from Akenge and Niangara, ten in number, are from the stomachs of toads (Bufo funereus, polycercus, and regularis). To judge from the many series of specimens, this large red ant must be very common in the Congo. Its native name, according to Mr. Lang, is "maola." It nests in rotten wood. The specimens from Nouvelle Anvers were found nesting in an old oil palm trunk.