Camponotus baldaccii

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Camponotus baldaccii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. baldaccii
Binomial name
Camponotus baldaccii
Emery, 1908

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. baldaccii is a small species of Tanaemyrmex, with hindtibia flattened but without a distinct dorsomedial ridge, and with a ventral row of bristles. It has abundant erect setae on the ventral head surface but lacks such setae on the genae. The ground sculpture is feeble and the entire ant is shiny, except for major workers, whose head and mesosoma dorsum are sub-matte. The body of major workers is reddish-yellow, with the head, dorsum of mesosoma, dorsum of first two gaster tergites, and the three posterior-most gaster segments brown. C. baldaccii is similar to Camponotus cecconii differing in the feebler ground sculpture, and with major workers having the head and mesosoma dorsum sub-matte, as opposed to matte in Camponotus cecconii. C. baldaccii is similar to Camponotus sp. near baldaccii, a species misidentified as Camponotus sanctus in Tohmé and Tohmé (2000: 390), in having the hindtibia without a distinct dorsomedial ridge, relatively abundant erect setae on the ventral head surface, and a similar sculpture and color pattern, but differing from it by its distinctly smaller size: HW < 3.3 mm in C. baldaccii (Collingwood and Agosti, 1996) and HW up to 3.8 mm in Camponotus sp. near baldaccii (Tohmé and Tohmé, 2000).

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Southeastern Europe, Turkey (Asia Minor), and Saudi Arabia (Radchenko, 1997b).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Saudi Arabia.
Palaearctic Region: Greece (type locality), Israel, Turkey.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Laboulbenia camponoti (a pathogen) (Espadaler & Santamaria, 2012).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • baldaccii. Camponotus maculatus subsp. baldaccii Emery, 1908a: 198.
    • [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. dichrous var. baldaccii Emery, 1894j: 9 (s.w.) GREECE; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 100.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list); Emery 1897f: 239.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1915h: 2; Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1916: 174.
    • Subspecies of sylvaticus: Emery, 1920c: 6; Emery, 1925b: 100; Menozzi, 1936d: 300; Aktaç, 1977: 126.
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1985: 279; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 58; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 284 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 87; Radchenko, 1996b: 1201 (in key); Radchenko, 1997d: 807; Petrov, 2006: 110 (in key); Vonshak, et al. 2009: 38; Ionescu-Hirsch, 2010: 63; Legakis, 2011: 28; Karaman, C. et al. 2011: 189; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2012: 472; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 6; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 53 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 27; Lebas, et al. 2016: 158; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2018: 4; Salata & Borowiec, 2018c: 43.

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 = 8.7–12.5, HL = 1.97–3.13, HW = 1.45–2.97, EL = 0.50–0.60, SL = 2.27–2.58, ML = 3.13–4.14, PW = 1.17–1.83, mTbL = 1.99–2.50, hTbL = 2.84–3.52 (n = 2).

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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