Camponotus yiningensis

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Camponotus yiningensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. yiningensis
Binomial name
Camponotus yiningensis
Wang, C. & Wu, J., 1994

Chen et al. (2013) suggest this species belongs to Polyrhachis rather than Camponotus.

Identification

Wang and Wu (1994) – Similar to Camponotus sericeus. But in C. yiningensis, head, alitrunk, petiole and legs deep red; pilosity abundant, pubescence dilute; propodeum very weakly margined. In C. sericeus, head, alitrunk, petiole, and legs black; pilosity sparse; pubescence very abundant; propodeum distinctly margined.

Distribution

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (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.

  • yiningensis. Camponotus yiningensis Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 27, figs. 6, 13 (w.) CHINA. Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Radchenko, 1997d: 812.

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

Description

Worker

Holotype: TL 5.7, HL 1.27, HW 1.22, HI 96, SL 1.22, SI 100, PW 1.01, PI 83, ED 0.35, WL 1.99

Head square shaped, slightly broader posteriorly. Occipital border round, Sides of head straight. Clypeus convex, without medial crina. Anterior border of clypeus straight. Mandibles broad, with 5 teeth. Scape of antennae surpassing the occipital border by 2/5 of its length. In lateral view, pronotum and mesonotum weak arched. Meso~propodeal suture deep. Pronotum broad, l.4 times as broad as long. In dorsal view, the alitrunk narrowed distinctly postward. Base of propodeum flat, weakly margined. Declivity almost vertical. The front and hind surface of petiole straight. Apex round. Gaster oval.

Body moderately shining. Head and alitrunk reticulate punctured. Gaster delicately punctured.

Pilosity abundant, white and erect, abscent on scape of antennae. Few hairs present on legs. Pubescence dilute.

Head, alitrunk and petiole deep red. Gaster black.

Type Material

Holotype worker: Yining Co., Xinjiang Yuger Autonomous Administrative Region, 1982-VIII-15, Yang Xiuyuan and Xiao Gangrou legs. Type specimens are kept in the Insect Collection, Chinese Academy of Forestry.

References

  • Chen, Z.L., Zhou, S.Y., Ye, D.D., Chen, Y. & Lu, C.W. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of the ant subfamily Formicinae from China based on mitochondrial genes. Sociobiology 60(2), 135-144 (DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v60i2.135-144).