Camponotus buchneri

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Camponotus buchneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Phasmomyrmex
Species: C. buchneri
Binomial name
Camponotus buchneri
Forel, 1886

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Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola (type locality), Cameroun.

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 Ophiocordyceps unilaterialis (a pathogen) (Shrestha et al., 2017).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • buchneri. Camponotus buchneri Forel, 1886f: 183 (w.) ANGOLA. Combination in C. (Phasmomyrmex): Forel, 1912i: 90; in Phasmomyrmex: Emery, 1920b: 252. Combination in Camponotus: Ward, et al., 2016: 349. Senior synonym of sericeus: Forel, 1910e: 421. Current subspecies: nominal plus griseus.
  • sericeus. Phasmomyrmex sericeus Stitz, 1910: 146, fig. 11 (w.) CAMEROUN. Junior synonym of buchneri: Forel, 1910e: 421.

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