Camponotus turkestanus

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Camponotus turkestanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. turkestanus
Binomial name
Camponotus turkestanus
André, 1882

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - This species is recognized by its mainly yellow body with at most the last two gastral segments brownish. It has a sparse pilosity; the gena and ventral surface of the head are devoid of erect setae. The hind tibia is tubular, oval in cross section, and without a longitudinal ridge. Minor workers of pale Tanaemyrmex species may occasionally show the color pattern of C. turkestanus, especially callow workers, but their hind tibia are prismatic with a distinct dorsomedial ridge

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Near East to central Asia (Radchenko, 1997b).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, China, Israel, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • turkestanus. Camponotus sylvaticus var. turkestanus André, 1882a: 145 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. Forel, 1904b: 380 (q.); Collingwood, 1961a: 74 (m.). Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 101. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1896d: 371; Forel, 1904b: 380. Raised to species: Emery, 1920c: 6; Tarbinsky, 1976: 156. Senior synonym of ferganensis, flavonitidus, ruzskyi: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 132.
  • ruzskyi. Camponotus maculatus subsp. ruzskyi Vashkevich, 1924a: 144 (w.) RUSSIA. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of ruzskyi Emery, above.] Junior synonym of turkestanus: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 132.
  • flavonitidus. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) turkestanus var. flavonitidus Emery, 1925b: 101 (w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. dichrous var. flavonitidus Ruzsky, 1905b: 201; unavailable name.] Junior synonym of turkestanus: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 132.
  • ferganensis. Camponotus ferganensis Pisarski, 1967: 414 (s.w.) KAZAKHSTAN. [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. dichrous var. ferganensis Ruzsky, 1905b: 200; unavailable name.] Current subgeneric placement: C. (Tanaemyrmex): Bolton, 1995b: 99. Junior synonym of turkestanus: Dlussky, Soyunov & Zabelin, 1990: 132. See also: Tarbinsky, 1976: 164.

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

Description

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 6.9–8.1, HL = 1.43–1.76, HW = 1.09–1.27, EL = 0.45–0.57, SL = 1.99–2.15, ML = 2.62–2.81, PW = 0.92–0.98, mTbL = 1.56–1.76, hTbL = 2.23–2.46 (n = 10).

References

  • André, E. 1882b. Les fourmis. [part]. Pp. 81-152 in: André, Edm. 1881-1886. Species des Hyménoptères d'Europe et d'Algérie. Tome Deuxième. Beaune: Edmond André, 919 + 48 pp. (page 145, worker described)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1961a [1960]. The third Danish Expedition to Central Asia. Zoological Results 27. Formicidae (Insecta) from Afghanistan. Vidensk. Medd. Dan. Naturhist. Foren. 123: 51-79 (page 74, male described)
  • Dlussky, G. M.; Soyunov, O. S.; Zabelin, S. I. 1990 [1989]. Ants of Turkmenistan. Ashkhabad: Ylym Press, 273 pp. (page 132, Senior synonym of ferganensis, flavonitidus and ruzskyi)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 371, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 6, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 101, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1904c [1903]. Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg. Ezheg. Zool. Muz. 8: 368-388 (page 380, queen described, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Ionescu-Hirsch, A. 2010 (2009). An annotated list of Camponotus of Israel, with a key and descriptions of new species. Israel Journal of Entomology. 39:57-98. PDF
  • Tarbinsky, Y. S. 1976. The ants of Kirghizia. Frunze: Ilim, 217 pp. (page 156, Raised to species)