Camponotus micans

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Camponotus micans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. micans
Binomial name
Camponotus micans
(Nylander, 1856)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Photo Gallery

  • Camponotus micans, quite far to the north of Faro, Algarve, Portugal, dense forest. Photo by Kajetan Mszk.

Identification

Distribution

This species seems to be restricted to south regions within the Iberian Peninsula.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Iberian Peninsula, Monaco, Portugal, Spain.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • micans. Formica micans Nylander, 1856b: 55 (w.) ALGERIA. Roger, 1859: 229 (q.); Emery, 1916b: 236 (q.). Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1861: 36; in C. (Myrmosericus): Menozzi, 1921: 32. Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1892j: 237; Forel, 1894d: 3; Emery, 1895h: 49; Forel, 1895d: 227; Santschi, 1919e: 247. Revived status as species: Santschi, 1931a: 11; Santschi, 1939c: 5. Current subspecies: nominal plus asniensis.

Description

References

  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 49, Subspecies/race of rufoglaucus)
  • Emery, C. 1916a [1915]. Fauna entomologica italiana. I. Hymenoptera.-Formicidae. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 47: 79-275 (page 236, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1892k. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245 (page 237, Subspecies/race of rufoglaucus)
  • Forel, A. 1894d. Les Formicides de la Province d'Oran (Algérie). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 30: 1-45 (page 3, Subspecies/race of rufoglaucus)
  • Forel, A. 1895e. Südpalaearctische Ameisen. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 9: 227-234 (page 227, Subspecies/race of rufoglaucus)
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 36, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Menozzi, C. 1921. Formiche dei dintorni di Sambiase di Calabria. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 15: 24-32 (page 32, Combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Nylander, W. 1856b. Synopsis des Formicides de France et d'Algérie. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (4) 5: 51-109 (page 55, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1859. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisenfauna der Mittelmeerländer. I. Berl. Entomol. Z. 3: 225-259 (page 229, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1919e. Fourmis d'Espagne et des Canaries. Bol. R. Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 19: 241-248 (page 247, Subspecies/race of rufoglaucus)
  • Santschi, F. 1931a. Inventa entomologica itineris Hispanici et Maroccani, quod a. 1926 fecerunt Harald et Håkan Lindberg. Fourmis du Bassin Méditerranéen occidental et du Maroc récoltées par MM. Lindberg. Comment. Biol. 3(1 14: 1-13 (page 11, Revived status as species)
  • Santschi, F. 1939c. Trois notes sur quelques fourmis du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique. Bull. Mus. R. Hist. Nat. Belg. 15(1 14: 1-15 (page 5, Revived status as species)