Camponotus cruentatus asper
|Camponotus cruentatus asper|
|Subspecies:||C. cruentatus asper|
| Camponotus cruentatus asper|
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- asper. Camponotus (Myrmosericus) cruentatus var. aspera Menozzi, 1925b: 371 (w.) AUSTRALIA.
- Camponotus (Myrmosericus) cruentatus aspera Menozzi, 1925: Syntype, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, museum unknown (prob. IEGG (Bologna) or DEI (Müncheberg)).
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Worker. It differs from the type in having more opaque mandibles, with very dense striations and piligerous punctations less dispersed; but otherwise similar to the type. Melbourne (Australia)
I received four specimens of C cruentatus from the Dutch East Indies. It differs from these by its very opaque mandibles with a dense and very fine and quite distinct striation on all its upper surface, especially in the distal half. I found it necessary to distinguish this variety by name even for geographical reasons; in fact it should be noted that the typical form up until now has been found only in southern Europe and in some regions of north America.
- Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 86, catalogue)
- Menozzi, C. 1925b. Qualche formica nuova od interessante del Deutsch. Ent. Institut di Dahlem (Form.). Entomol. Mitt. 14: 368-371 (page 371, worker described)