Camponotus blandus

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Camponotus blandus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. blandus
Binomial name
Camponotus blandus
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen labels

Subspecies

Koch et al. (2018) sampled this species in Caryocar barsiliense trees, in southeastern Brazil cerrado, as part of a study examining species interactions in ant-plants.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.

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.

  • blandus. Formica blanda Smith, F. 1858b: 43 (w.) BRAZIL. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5; in C. (Myrmocamelus): Forel, 1913l: 249; in C. (Myrmaphaenus): Emery, 1920b: 256. Current subspecies: nominal plus aequinotus, denudatus, pronotalis.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 89, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 256, combination in C. (Myrmaphaenus))
  • Forel, A. 1913m. Fourmis d'Argentine, du Brésil, du Guatémala & de Cuba reçues de M. M. Bruch, Prof. v. Ihering, Mlle Baez, M. Peper et M. Rovereto. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 49: 203-250 (page 249, combination in C. (Myrmocamelus))
  • Gallegro-Ropero, M.C., Feitosa, R.M. 2014. Evidences of Batesian mimicry and parabiosis in ants of the Brazilian savanna. Sociobiology 61, 281-285.
  • Koch, E. B. A., W. Dattilo, F. Camarota, and H. L. Vasconcelos. 2018. From species to individuals: does the variation in ant-plant networks scale result in structural and functional changes? Population Ecology. 60:309-318. doi:10.1007/s10144-018-0634-5
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 5, combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 43, worker described)