Camponotus claviscapus

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Camponotus claviscapus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. claviscapus
Binomial name
Camponotus claviscapus
Forel, 1899

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Specimen labels

Subspecies

Gillette et al. (2015) in a Chaipas, Mexico field study of twig-nesting ants in coffee plants found C. brettesi nesting within one sampled plot of plants at 950m.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago (type locality), Venezuela.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

DaRocha et al. (2015) studied the diversity of ants found in bromeliads of a single large tree of Erythrina, a common cocoa shade tree, at an agricultural research center in Ilhéus, Brazil. Forty-seven species of ants were found in 36 of 52 the bromeliads examined. Bromeliads with suspended soil and those that were larger had higher ant diversity. C. claviscapus was found in 4 different bromeliads but was associated with twigs and bark cavities, rather than suspended soil or litter, of the plants.

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • claviscapus. Camponotus claviscapus Forel, 1899c: 152 (s.w.q.) TRINIDAD. [Camponotus claviscapus Emery, 1896g: 36. Nomen nudum, attributed to Forel.] Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 219 (l.). Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1912i: 90; in C. (Pseudocolobopsis): Emery, 1920b: 259. Current subspecies: nominal plus lehmanni, occultus, subcarinatus.

Description

References

  • DaRocha, W. D., S. P. Ribeiro, F. S. Neves, G. W. Fernandes, M. Leponce, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2015. How does bromeliad distribution structure the arboreal ant assemblage (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a single tree in a Brazilian Atlantic forest agroecosystem? Myrmecological News. 21:83-92.
  • Emery, C. 1896g. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. XVII-XXV. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 28: 33-107 (page 36, Camponotus claviscapus Emery, nomen nudum, attributed to Forel.)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 259, combination in C. (Pseudocolobopsis))
  • Forel, A. 1899i. Formicidae. [concl.]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 137-160 (page 152, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 90, combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Gillette, P. N., K. K. Ennis, G. D. Martinez, and S. M. Philpott. 2015. Changes in Species Richness, Abundance, and Composition of Arboreal Twig-nesting Ants Along an Elevational Gradient in Coffee Landscapes. Biotropica. 47:712-722. doi:10.1111/btp.12263
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1968a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 61: 205-222 (page 219, larva described)