Camponotus sericeiventris holmgreni

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Camponotus sericeiventris holmgreni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. sericeiventris
Subspecies: C. sericeiventris holmgreni
Trinomial name
Camponotus sericeiventris holmgreni
Wheeler, W.M., 1931

Wheeler's description of this subspecies provides no information about this ant's biology.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia (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.

  • holmgreni. Camponotus (Myrmepomis) sericeiventris var. holmgreni Wheeler, W.M. 1931c: 93 (s.w.) BOLIVIA.
    • Subspecies of sericeiventris: Kusnezov, 1952d: 223; Kempf, 1972a: 48; Bolton, 1995b: 103.

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

Description

Worker

major Length 12 mm.

Very similar to the typical sericeiventris, but the funiculi, corners of the head, the gaster and legs are deep red. The appressed pubescence is somewhat coarser and more yellowish and on the head and thorax somewhat longer than in the typical form of the species.

minor Length about 8 mm.

Colored like the worker major but the red coloration is more extensive, involving also the scapes, gula, sides of pronotum, petiole and coxae.

Type Material

Two major and a single minor worker taken by Dr. N. Holmgren at Tuiche, Bolivia and belonging to the Stockholm Museum.

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1931d. The ant Camponotus (Myrmepomis) sericeiventris Guérin and its mimic. Psyche (Camb.) 38: 86-98 (page 93, soldier, worker described)