Camponotus sannini

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Camponotus sannini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. sannini
Binomial name
Camponotus sannini
Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H., 1999

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. sannini paratypes are hardly distinguishable from Camponotus aethiops in having a straight propodeal dorsum, as opposed to a variable propodeal dorsum, scape and tibiae with decumbent pubescence, as opposed to apressed, and dark brown mesosoma with very superficial lateral striation, as opposed to a generally darker and matte mesosoma in major workers of C. aethiops. However, specimens from Beirut have a distinctly concave propodeum and scape with apressed pubescence. Furthermore, in the original description of C. sannini completely black nest series are also mentioned.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece, Israel, Lebanon (type locality), Syrian Arab Republic.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Queen

Nomenclature

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

  • sannini. Camponotus sannini Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, H., 1999: 477, fig. 2 (w.q.m.) 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 original description of C. sannini (Tohmé and Tohmé, 1999) refers to Bernard’s (1968) redescription of C. aethiops, in which he mentioned the matte head and black color of C. aethiops specimens from France (Bernard, 1968). However, C. aethiops in its current concept is a variable species, so that the diagnostic characters of C. sannini are weak. A further study of these species from their entire distribution area will clarify the affinities between the Israeli and other specimens.

Description

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 6.9–9.4, HL = 1.95–2.42, HW = 1.80–2.34, EL = 0.47–0.48, SL = 1.70–1.88, ML = 2.54–3.05, PW = 1.29–1.52, mTbL = 1.47–1.60, hTbL = 1.91–2.19 (n = 10).

Determination Clarifications

The species from Lebanon that was formerly identified as Camponotus concavus Forel (junior synonym of C. aethiops in Bolton et al., 2006) by Tohmé (1969a) was reidentified as Camponotus sannini by Tohmé and Tohmé (1999).

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