Camponotus aegyptiacus

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Camponotus aegyptiacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. aegyptiacus
Binomial name
Camponotus aegyptiacus
Emery, 1915

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

This species is generally common throughout Arabia. Males frequently fly to light in the evening. (Collingwood and Agosti 1996).

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Eritrea, Guinea, Kenya, Senegal, Yemen.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Kuwait, Oman.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • aegyptiacus. Camponotus maculatus subsp. aegyptiacus Emery, 1915f: 79 (w.) EGYPT. Menozzi, 1932e: 453 (q.m.). [Also described as new by Emery, 1915g: 22.] Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 87. Subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1916: 459; Emery, 1920c: 5; Santschi, 1935b: 275. Raised to species, senior synonym of infrasquameus and material of the unavailable names claveaui, sudanicus referred here: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130.
  • infrasquameus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus st. infrasquameus Santschi, 1926b: 249 (s.w.q.) BENIN. Junior synonym of aegyptiacus: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130.

Description

References

  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1972. Studi sui Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel 82: 122-135 (page 130, raised to species, senior synonym of infrasquameus and material of the unavailable name claveaui and sudanicus referred here.)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 84, catalogue)
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna of Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385. PDF
  • Emery, C. 1915d. Sur le type de Camponotus maculatus (Formica maculata F.) (Hym. Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 79-80 (page 79, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1915e. Formiche raccolte nell'Eritrea dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 10: 3-26 (page 22, also described as new)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 5, variety/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 87, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 459, variety/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Menozzi, C. 1932e. Spedizione scientifica all'Oasi di Cufra (marzo-luglio 1931). Formiche. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 55: 451-456 (page 453, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1935b. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Sci. Omo 2: 255-277 (page 275, variety/subspecies of maculatus)