Camponotus guanchus

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Camponotus guanchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. guanchus
Binomial name
Camponotus guanchus
Santschi, 1908

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Specimen Labels

Nests were found in dead wood and rock crevices at the thermophile juniper forest. In December 2003, winged queens and males were present inside the nests. This Canarian species is known from the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro. (Espadaler 2007)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • guanchus. Camponotus sicheli var. guancha Santschi, 1908: 534 (w.q.) "North Africa". Cagniant & Espadaler, 1993: 427 (m.). Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 121. Subspecies of lateralis: Emery, 1925a: 64; Emery, 1925b: 121. Raised to species: Cagniant & Espadaler, 1993: 426.

Description

References

  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1993a. Camponotus guanchus Santschi, 1908, stat. nov. et études des populations de Camponotus sicheli Mayr, 1866 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). J. Afr. Zool. 107: 419-438 PDF (page 427, male described)
  • Cagniant, H.; Espadaler, X. 1993a. Camponotus guanchus Santschi, 1908, stat. nov. et études des populations de Camponotus sicheli Mayr, 1866 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). J. Afr. Zool. 107: 419-438 (page 426, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925b. Revision des espèces paléarctiques du genre Tapinoma. Rev. Suisse Zool. 32: 45-64 (page 64, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma), and variety of lateralis)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 121, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma), and variety of lateralis)
  • Espadaler, X. 2007. The ants of El Hierro (Canary Islands). Pages 113-127 in R. R. Snelling, B. L. Fisher, and P. S. Ward, editors. Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, Gainesville, FL. 80:690 pp.
  • Santschi, F. 1908. Nouvelles fourmis de l'Afrique du Nord (Égypte, Canaries, Tunisie). Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 77: 517-534 (page 534, worker, queen described)