Camponotus xingdoushanensis

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Camponotus xingdoushanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. xingdoushanensis
Binomial name
Camponotus xingdoushanensis
Wang, W. & Chen, 2003

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • xingdoushanensis. Camponotus xingdoushanensis Wang, W. & Chen, 2003: 541, fig 1 (s.w.) CHINA.

Description

One new species of Camponotus Mayr was from Xingdou mountains, Lichuan city, Hubei Province. The type specimens are deposited at Institute of Zoology, Shanxi Teacher's University. Camponotu xingdoushanensis sp. nov. (Fig. 1) The new species is very similar to C. pseudoirritans Wu et Wang, but differs from the latter in the following aspects: its petiole is thick, the anterior face convex, and the posterior face is cenvex slightly. Its alitrunk is dull, but its gaster is smooth and shinning. In worker,the major anternal scapes are shorter, only 2/5 of their length,and project beyond the occipital margin; the body of the worker is medium in seze, the hind part of the head does not become narrow coudadly. The new species is also allied to C. mitts (F. Smith), but in the former, the first gaster segment has same the color with the others and the colour of its alitrunk is darker. Holotype worker: Xingdou mountains, Lichuan City.

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