Camponotus fulvopilosus

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Camponotus fulvopilosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. fulvopilosus
Binomial name
Camponotus fulvopilosus
(De Geer, 1778)

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Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa (type locality).
Oriental Region: India.

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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.

  • fulvopilosus. Formica fulvopilosa De Geer, 1778: 613, pl. 45, figs. 13, 14 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Forel, 1879a: 108 (s.); Forel, 1910f: 25 (m.); Arnold, 1924: 737 (q.). Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862: 668; in C. (Myrmepomis): Forel, 1912i: 92; in C. (Myrmopiromis): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 985. Senior synonym of pilosa, rufiventris: Lepeletier, 1835: 213; Smith, F. 1858b: 32; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 985; of detritoides, flavopilosus: Robertson, 1990: 327. See also: Robertson & Zachariades, 1997: 8.
  • pilosa. Formica pilosa Olivier, 1792: 498 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of fulvopilosus: Lepeletier, 1835: 213; Smith, F. 1858b: 32; Emery, 1896d: 376; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 985.
  • rufiventris. Formica rufiventris Fabricius, 1804: 409 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Junior synonym of fulvopilosus: Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835: 213.
  • flavopilosus. Camponotus fulvopilosus var. flavopilosus Emery, 1895h: 54 (w.) NAMIBIA. Forel, 1910f: 25 (m.); Santschi, 1930b: 78 (q.). Combination in C. (Myrmopiromis): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 986. See also: Arnold, 1922: 738. Junior synonym of fulvopilosus: Robertson, 1990: 327.
  • detritoides. Camponotus fulvopilosus var. detritoides Forel, 1910f: 25 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in C. (Myrmopiromis): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 986. Junior synonym of fulvopilosus: Robertson, 1990: 327.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica pilosa

Two worker syntypes in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Sar 26.” Oxford University Museum of Natural History also has specimens labelled “Sum.” and “Sar 24.”

Description

References

  • Arnold, G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 675-766 (page 737, queen described)
  • De Geer, C. 1778. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des insectes. Tome septième. Stockholm: Pierre Hesselberg, 950 pp. (page 613, pl. 45, figs. 13, 14 worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 108, soldier described)
  • Forel, A. 1910e. Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika ausgeführt in den Jahren 1903-1905 von Dr. Leonhard Schultze. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. D) Formicidae. Denkschr. M (page 25, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Combination in C. (Myrmepomis))
  • Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, A. 1835 [1836]. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Hyménoptères. Tome I. Paris: Roret, 547 pp. (page 213, Senior synonym of pilosa and rufiventris)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 668, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Robertson, H. G. 1990. Unravelling the Camponotus fulvopilosus species complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pp. 327-328 in: Veeresh, G. K., Mallik, B., Viraktamath, C. A. (eds.) Social insects and the environment. Proceedings of the 11th International Con (page 327, Senior synonym of detritoides and flavopilosus)
  • Robertson, H. G.; Zachariades, C. 1997. Revision of the Camponotus fulvopilosus (De Geer) species-group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Afr. Entomol. 5: 1-18 (page 8, see also)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 32, Senior synonym of pilosa and rufiventris)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 985, Combination in C. (Myrmopiromis))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 985, Senior synonym of pilosa and rufiventris)