Camponotus minus

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Camponotus minus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. minus
Binomial name
Camponotus minus
Wang, C. & Wu, J., 1994

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus minus.

Identification

Wang and Wu (1994) - Similar to Camponotus confucii, but can be easily distinguished from the latter in the color, shape of alitrunk and petiole.

Distribution

Guangdong Province, China.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

  • minus. Camponotus minus Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 26, figs. 2, 7, 11 (w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 4.0, HL 1.03, HW 0.93, HI 90, SL 0.97, SI 104, PW O. 71, PI 76, ED 0 .. 27, WL 1.40.

Head longer than broad. The occipital border round. Sides of head straight. Clypeus weakly crinated. Anterior margin round. Mandibles narrow. Antennae projecting beyond the occipital border by 2/5 of its length. Antennal crinae weak, short and diverging. Pronotum 1.4 times as broad as long, 1.9 times broad as mesonotum. Propodeum as broad as mesonotum, which is distinctly narrower than the pronotum. Pro-mesonotal suture obsolete. Mesonotum strongly sloped backward. In lateral view, meso-propodeal suture very concave. Metanotal spiracles situated at dorsal surface of the alitrunk. Alitrunk raise.d behind the meso-propodeal suture. Base of 1propodeum inclined forward, declivity concave, forming an almost right angle with the base. Petiole thin, scale shape. Apex slightly concave. Gaster oval.

Body shining. Alitrunk delicately wrinkled.

The whole body furnished with abundant yellowish white long hairs. Pubescence abscent. Head, alitrunk, petiole and base, of the first tegument of gaster brownish red. Scape and legs brown. Gaster black.

Type Material

Holotype worker: Dianbai Co., Guangdong Prov., 1986- III- 7, Wang Minsheng leg. Type specimens are kept in the Insect Collection, Chinese Academy of Forestry.

References