T. camerunensis nests in or under rotten wood on the forest floor. It forages in the leaf litter layer and also ascends low vegetation where it has been collected by sweeping.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
- 7 References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
Bolton (2007) - A member of the Technomyrmex camerunensis group. Originally described as a variety of Technomyrmex andrei, camerunensis is easily distinguished by its decidedly different arrangement of setae. The species closest related to camerunensis appears to be Technomyrmex schoedli. They share very similar arrangements of setae, but the latter is a much more elongated species with more anteriorly located eyes, and is lighter in colour.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- camerunensis. Technomyrmex andrei var. camerunensis Emery, 1899e: 489 (w.) CAMEROUN. Raised to species: Bolton, 2007a: 21.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Bolton (2007) - TL 3.0 - 4.2, HL 0.78 - 0.94, HW 0.65 - 0.83, SL 0.90 - 1.08, PW 0.44 - 0.60, WL 1.14 - 1.44 (15 measured). Indices: CI 83 - 92, SI 125 - 148, OI 26 - 28, EPI 80 - 95, DTI 154 - 182.
Frontal carina with 2 3 setae: in profile the posteriormost close to the level of the posterior margin of the eye. A single pair of setae present on the dorsum behind this, usually just behind the level of the posterior margin of the eye; this pair the longest on the dorsum and usually longer than the maximum diameter of the eye. With head in full-face view the eyes located relatively posteriorly (EPI 80 or more) and their outer margins fail to break the outline of the Sides. Anterior clypeal margin with a median excavation that is variable in depth and extent. Dorsum of mesosoma without setae but lateral margin of propodeal declivity with 1, or more rarely 2, projecting setae, located close to the level of the spiracle. Gastral tergites 1 - 4 each with long, stiff setae present, the longest of them longer than the maximum diameter of the eye. Head, mesosoma, petiole and gaster more or less uniformly dark brown to black. All coxae, femora and tibiae the same colour as the mesosoma or very nearly so; tarsi usually lighter but sometimes only slightly so.
Bolton (2007) - Syntype workers, Cameroun: no loc., 1895 (Conradt) (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa) [examined].
- Bolton, B. 2007b. Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute. 35(1): 1-149.
References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics
- Bolton B. 2007. Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste. Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 35(1): 1-150.
- Bolton, B. "Taxonomy of the dolichoderine ant genus Technomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the worker caste." Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 35, no. 1 (2007): 1-149.
- Emery C. 1899. Fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 43: 459-504.
- Emery C. 1913. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Dolichoderinae. Genera Insectorum 137: 1-50.