Camponotus cornis

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Camponotus cornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cornis
Binomial name
Camponotus cornis
Wang, C. & Wu, J., 1994

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus cornis.

Identification

Wang and Wu (1994) – Similar to the Indian species Camponotus confucii but can be easily distinguished from the latter in the following characters. In C. cornis , clypeus convex; propodeum raised to an obtuse angle; apex of petiole round. In C. confucii, clypeus depressed; propodeum convex, gibbous; apex of petiole slightly concave.

Distribution

Yunnan Province.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • cornis. Camponotus cornis Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 25, figs. 1, 14 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype worker: TL 4.2, HL 1.11, HW 1.08, HI 97, SL 1.06, SI 98, ED 0.32, PW 0.77, PI 71, WL 1.47.

Head almost as long as broad. Sides of head straight, occipital border round. Mandible with 5 teeth. Clypeus convex, medially crinated. Median lobe not produced. Anterior border of the clypeus round. Pro-mesonotum arched. Mesopropodeal suture deep and concave. Metanotal spiracles situated at the dorsal surface of the alitrunk. Base of the propodeum slightly convex, the posterior border raised abruptly, forming an angle. Declivity of propodeum concave. Petiole cunneate, thick, apex of the petiole round.

Body subopaque, densely and delicately punctured.

The whole body furnished with very abundant greyish hairs and pubescence.

Body black. Mandibles, clypeus antennae and legs brownish black.

Type Material

Holotype worker: Jinghong Co., Yunnan Prox., 1987-XI-5, Wu Jian and Wang Changlu legs. Type specimens are kept in the Insect Collection, Chinese Academy of Forestry.

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