Camponotus discolor

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Camponotus discolor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. discolor
Binomial name
Camponotus discolor
(Buckley, 1866)

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • discolor. Formica discolor Buckley, 1866: 166 (w.q.) U.S.A. Emery, 1893i: 678 (m.); Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 230 (s.). Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1886c: 365; in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 117. Junior synonym of marginatus: Mayr, 1886d: 423. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of marginatus: Emery, 1893i: 677. Subspecies of fallax: Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 230; Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 558; of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 28; Creighton, 1950a: 386. Revived status as species: Snelling, R.R. 1988: 68.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 96, catalogue)
  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 166, worker, queen described)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 386, subspecies of caryae)
  • Emery, C. 1893k. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 7: 633-682 (page 678, male described, page 677, revived from synonymy as subspecies of marginatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 117, Combination in C. (Myrnentoma))
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 365, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Mayr, G. 1886d. Die Formiciden der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 419-464 (page 423, junior synonym of marginatus)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1988. Taxonomic notes on Nearctic species of Camponotus, subgenus Myrmentoma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pp. 55-78 in: Trager, J. C. (ed.) Advances in myrmecology. Leiden: E. J. Brill, xxvii + 551 pp. (page 68, revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910i. The North American forms of Camponotus fallax Nylander. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 18: 216-232 (page 230, soldier described, subspecies of fallax)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917a. The mountain ants of western North America. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 52: 457-569 (page 558, subspecies of fallax)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917c. The North American ants described by Asa Fitch. Psyche (Camb.) 24: 26-29 (page 28, subspecies of caryae)