Camponotus vogti

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Camponotus vogti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. vogti
Binomial name
Camponotus vogti
Forel, 1906

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. vogti is the sister-species of Camponotus kurdistanicus in the Camponotus gestroi species complex of the Camponotus lateralis group (Radchenko, 1997c). The Israeli specimen in the collection is similar morphologically to C. kurdistanicus, but its head is dorsally brown and ventrally light ferruginous, as opposed to the completely black head in C. kurdistanicus.

Israeli specimens of C. vogti and C. kurdistanicus may be color varieties of a single species.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - Balkans, Turkey (Asia Minor) (Radchenko, 1997c), Lebanon (Tohmé, 1969a), Israel, and Iran (Paknia et al., 2008).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Turkey (type locality).

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.

  • vogti. Camponotus vogti Forel, 1906c: 187 (w.) TURKEY. Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Forel, 1914a: 273; in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1920b: 257. Junior synonym of kurdistanicus: Emery, 1920b: 257. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of kurdistanicus: Emery, 1920c: 26; Emery, 1925a: 70. Revived status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 59.

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

Description

Worker

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 7.2, HL = 1.74, HW = 1.74, EL = 0.42, SL = 1.39, ML = 2.30, PW = 1.25, mTbL = 1.21, hTbL = 1.74 (n = 1).

References

  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 59, Revived status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 257, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma), as junior synonym of kurdistanicus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 26, Revived from synonymy as variety of kurdistanicus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 70, Revived from synonymy as variety of kurdistanicus)
  • Forel, A. 1906c. Fourmis d'Asie mineure et de la Dobrudscha récoltées par M. le Dr. Oscar Vogt et Mme Cécile Vogt, Dr. méd. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 187-190 (page 187, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 273, Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • 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