Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) vividus variety semidepilis, Wheeler, W. M., 1922

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: 248

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Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) vividus variety semidepilis

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Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) vividus variety semidepilis  HNS  , new variety

Worker.-Exactly like the typical form, except, that the erect hairs on the dorsal surface of the head and body are distinctly paler and only about half as numerous. The pubescence, too, is more dilute and shorter, especially on the gaster.

Described from numerous workers from Medje (type locality) and Leopoldville (Lang and Chapin). The following note relates to the specimens from the former locality: "These ants were taken out of their nest in the rather rotten portions of a tree. Their galleries were often large enough to admit one's finger. The workers, when disturbed, ran out and bit viciously. The specimens were taken about five miles south of the Nepoko while we were collecting accessories for the Museum group of okapis."