Camponotus nadimi

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Camponotus nadimi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. nadimi
Binomial name
Camponotus nadimi
Tohmé, G., 1969

Identification

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. nadimi has an allometric relationship between body measures and variable thickness of petiolar scale similar to Camponotus libanicus (0.27–0.35 mm as compared to 0.29–0.35 mm), but major workers and gyne of C. nadimi have the clypeus emarginated anteromedially, as opposed to being entire in C. libanicus.

The Israeli specimens of C. nadimi are consistent with the original description (Tohmé, 1969b) except for being completely black.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Israel, Lebanon (type locality).

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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.

  • nadimi. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) nadimi Tohmé, G. 1969: 6, figs. 3, 4 (s.w.) LEBANON.

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

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - The emarginated condition of the anterior clypeal border of major workers of C. nadimi is also present in Camponotus aegaeus, according to Emery’s original description (Emery, 1915) (I have not examined major workers of C. aegaeus). The major workers apparently differ only by the shape of the petiolar scale in lateral view, which has the dorsum rounded in C. nadimi, as opposed to pointed in C. aegaeus (Emery, 1915).

Comparison of the original descriptions of C. nadimi and C. aegaeus suggests that the two species are closely related. Reexamination of their types and a better knowledge of the variability of C. libanicus may clarify the relationships between these species.

Description

Worker

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 4.7–8.8, HL = 1.09–2.27, HW = 0.89–2.42, EL = 0.29–0.41, SL = 1.15–1.72, ML = 1.84–2.69, PW = 1.00–1.48, mTbL = 0.92–1.52, hTbL = 1.13–2.07 (n = 11). Gyne: TL = 10.6, HL = 2.21, HW = 2.15, EL = 0.55, SL = 1.58, ML = 4.06, PW = 2.05, mTbL = 1.64, hTbL = 2.30 (n = 1).

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