Camponotus essigi

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Camponotus essigi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. essigi
Binomial name
Camponotus essigi
Smith, M.R., 1923

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Nevada, Wheeler and Wheeler (1986) - We have 7 records from 6 localities: 6,000-7,800 ft. The 4 reported habitats were in the Coniferous Forest Biome. One nest was in a decaying pine stump; 1 was in firewood; 1 was in a house. The records are widely scattered except for a concentration near Lake Tahoe.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • essigi. Camponotus caryae var. essigi Smith, M.R. 1923b: 306 (s.w.) U.S.A. Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Creighton, 1950a: 387. Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a: 387. Senior synonym of nevadensis: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 61; of pertusus: Snelling, R.R. 2000: 601. See also: Smith, M.R. 1951a: 844; Snelling, R.R. 1988: 68.
  • nevadensis. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) nevadensis Gregg, 1973: 39, fig. 1 (s.w.m.) U.S.A. Junior synonym of essigi: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 61.
  • pertusus. Camponotus pertusus Mackay, W.P., in Mackay & Mackay, 1997b: 330, figs 4, 5, 9 (w.) TRINIDAD. In subgenus C. (Myrmentoma): Mackay & Mackay, 1997b: 319. Junior synonym of essigi: Snelling, R.R. 2000: 601.

Description

References

  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 387, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma), and raised to species.)
  • Smith, M. R. 1923b. Two new varieties of ants (Hymen.: Formicidae). Entomol. News 34: 306-308 (page 306, soldier, worker described)
  • 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, see also)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1986g. The ants of Nevada. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, vii + 138 pp. (page 61, senior synonym of nevadensis)