Camponotus misturus

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Camponotus misturus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. misturus
Binomial name
Camponotus misturus
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

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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.

  • exasperata. Formica exasperata Smith, F. 1857a: 56 (w.) BORNEO.
    • Mayr, 1867a: 37 (q.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862: 659.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1862: 659; Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1863: 398; Mayr, 1867a: 36 (redescription); Mayr, 1872: 136; Emery, 1887a: 217; Emery, 1888a: 529; Emery, 1889b: 513.
    • Junior synonym of misturus: Mayr, 1886c: 354.
  • misturus. Formica mistura Smith, F. 1857a: 53 (q.) BORNEO.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmotarsus): Forel, 1912i: 92.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 417; Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1886c: 354; Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Emery, 1896d: 375; Bingham, 1903; 360; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 109; Karavaiev, 1929c: 238; Bolton, 1995b: 111; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 89.
    • Senior synonym of exasperata: Mayr, 1886c: 354; Emery, 1896d: 375.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus fornaronis.

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

Formica exasperata

One worker syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR 2.” Although only a single specimen is present I have labelled it as a syntype, because Smith implies in the original description that more than one was present at that time.

Formica mistura

Holotype queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR.”

Description

References

  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Combination in C. (Myrmotarsus))
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 354, Senior synonym of exasperata)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 53, queen described)