Camponotus bonariensis

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Camponotus bonariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. bonariensis
Binomial name
Camponotus bonariensis
Mayr, 1868

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Specimen labels

Subspecies

Schmid et al. (2014) found this ant nesting in infructescences (the stem and remains of buds and fruits above the level of the water reservoir in the rosette) of the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis on Santa Catarina Island, Brazil.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (type locality), Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay.

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Camponotus bonariensis for further details

Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • bonariensis. Camponotus bonariensis Mayr, 1868b: 162 (w.) ARGENTINA. Forel, 1913l: 248 (q.m.); Goni et al. 1983: 366 (k.). Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913l: 248; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 79. Subspecies of rubripes: Emery, 1888c: 365; of maculatus: Forel, 1895b: 101; Forel, 1912i: 70. Revived status as species: Emery, 1894g: 373; Forel, 1914a: 267; Emery, 1920b: 233; Santschi, 1922d: 261. See also: Bruch, 1916: 352. Current subspecies: nominal plus curtulus, garbei, luteolus, parvulus, tucumanus, weiseri.

Description

References

  • Bruch, C. 1916. Contribución al estudio de las hormigas de la provincia de San Luis. Rev. Mus. La Plata 23: 291-357 (page 352, see also)
  • Emery, C. 1888c [1887]. Formiche della provincia di Rio Grande do Sûl nel Brasile, raccolte dal dott. Hermann von Ihering. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 19: 352-366 (page 365, race of rubripes)
  • Emery, C. 1894h. [Untitled.]. Pp. 373-401 in: Ihering, H. von. Die Ameisen von Rio Grande do Sul. Berl. Entomol. Z. 39:321-447. (page 373, revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 233, revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 79, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1895b. A fauna das formigas do Brazil. Bol. Mus. Para. Hist. Nat. Ethnogr. 1: 89-139 (page 101, race of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 70, race of maculatus)
  • 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 248, queen, male described, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 267, revived status as species)
  • Goñi, B.; Zolessi, L. C. de; Imai, H. T. 1984 [1983]. Karyotypes of thirteen ant species from Uruguay (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Caryologia 36: 363-371 (page 366, karyotype described)
  • Mayr, G. 1868b. Formicidae novae Americanae collectae a Prof. P. de Strobel. Annu. Soc. Nat. Mat. Modena 3: 161-178 (page 162, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1922e. Description de nouvelles fourmis de l'Argentine et pays limitrophes. An. Soc. Cient. Argent. 94: 241-262 (page 261, revived status as species)
  • Schmid V.S., Langner S., Steiner J. and Zillikens A. 2014. Inflorescences of the Bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis as Nest Sites and Food Resources for Ants and Other Arthropods in Brazil. Psyche. 2014:Article ID 396095. 9 pp. doi:10.1155/2014/396095