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Genus Camponotus subgenus Myrmopsamma
Subgenus definition - Subgenus Myrmopsamma Forel (1914a: 261) - all with a very distinctive clypeus, with a posterior third sharply angled downwards into the anterior portion, the angle with a well developed fringe of long hairs (ammochetae); another row of bristles arises on the underside of the head, behind the mouth, and the mandibles also have bristles; two species, both from sandy areas of southern Africa.
Forel's (1914a) subgenus definition is at ; Arnold's (1922: 672) provided a key, this is at ; cuneiscapus now is regarded as falling in Myrmespera.
Species known from Africa are
|1||Major TL13.5-15 mm; head and alitrunk at least ochreous rusty red, often dark red, burnt sienna|
|.||Camponotus (Myrmopsamma) mystaceus Forel|
|2||Major TL 7 mm; honey yellow, mandibles, clypeus & apical half of gaster slightly reddish yellow|
|.||Minor - Camponotus (Myrmopsamma) simulans Forel|
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