Camponotus cingulatus

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Camponotus cingulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cingulatus
Binomial name
Camponotus cingulatus
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen labels

Synonyms

De Oliveira et al. (2015) found three colonies of C. cingulatus opportunistically nesting in Cecropia trees (southwest Bahia, Brazil) while Fagundes et al. (2010) found it nesting in bamboo.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 25.68015° to -30.624°.

     
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Koch et al. (2018) sampled this species in Caryocar barsiliense trees, in southeastern Brazil cerrado, as part of a study examining species interactions in ant-plants.

Brown & Fenner (1998) report this species being raided by the army ant Nomamyrmex esenbeckii at Itatiaia, Brazil.

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apocephalus bispinosus (a parasite) (phorid.net) (attacked).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Diocopbora disparifons (a parasite) in Brazil (Borgmeier, 1959; Brown & Fenner, 1998).

Flight Period

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Source: Kaspari et al., 2001.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • cingulatus. Camponotus cingulatus Mayr, 1862: 661 (w.) BRAZIL (no state data).
    • Forel, 1879a: 73 (s.); Hashmi, 1973: 41 (q.); Mariano, et al. 2001: 269 (k.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Forel, 1914a: 268.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Bruch, 1914: 229 (error); Luederwaldt, 1918: 49.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 4; Mayr, 1863: 398; Emery, 1878a: ix (in list); Forel, 1879a: 73; Dalla Torre, 1893: 225; Forel, 1895b: 102; Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list); Emery, 1906c: 188; Forel, 1907e: 10; Forel, 1908c: 406; Forel, 1908e: 62; Santschi, 1922c: 109; Emery, 1925b: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c: 149; Eidmann, 1936b: 95; Kempf, 1972a: 61; Hashmi, 1973: 31 (redescription); Zolessi, et al. 1988: 6; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92; Wild, 2007b: 27, 48.
    • Senior synonym of bambusarum: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92.
    • Senior synonym of brunneiventris: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92.
    • Senior synonym of damocles: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92.
    • Senior synonym of fissa: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92.
    • Senior synonym of lessonai: Wild, 2007b: 48.
    • Senior synonym of myster: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92.
    • Material of the unavailable name postniger referred here by Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 92.
  • bambusarum. Camponotus cingulatus var. bambusarum Forel, 1902b: 176 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro).
    • [Misspelled as bambousarum by Santschi, 1922c: 109.]
    • Santschi, 1922c: 109 (s.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 108.
    • Subspecies of cingulatus: Santschi, 1922c: 109; Emery, 1925b: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c: 149; Kempf, 1972a: 61.
    • Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 88.
  • brunneiventris. Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus var. brunneiventris Santschi, 1920e: 125 (w.) BOLIVIA.
    • [Also described as new by Santschi, 1922c: 109.]
    • Subspecies of cingulatus: Santschi, 1925d: 245; Emery, 1925b: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c: 149; Kempf, 1972a: 61.
    • Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 90.
  • damocles. Camponotus cingulatus var. damocles Forel, 1909a: 264 (s.w.m.) PARAGUAY.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 108.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Luederwaldt, 1918: 50.
    • Subspecies of cingulatus: Forel, 1911c: 310; Emery, 1925b: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c: 149; Kempf, 1972a: 61.
    • Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 95.
  • fissa. Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus var. fissa Stitz, 1933: 72, fig. 4 (w.) BRAZIL (Rio de Janeiro).
    • Subspecies of cingulatus: Kempf, 1972a: 61.
    • Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 99.
  • lessonai. Camponotus rufipes subsp. lessonai Emery, 1894e: 3 (s.w.) PARAGUAY.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 109.
    • Subspecies of rufipes: Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 109; Santschi, 1929d: 314 (in key); Kusnezov, 1952d: 220; Kempf, 1972a: 62; Brandão, 1991: 336.
    • Status as species: Hashmi, 1973: 129; Bolton, 1995b: 108.
    • [Note: lessonai excluded from Myrmothrix (hence subgenus indeterminate): Hashmi, 1973: 129.]
    • Junior synonym of cingulatus: Wild, 2007b: 48.
  • myster. Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus var. myster Santschi, 1922c: 109 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Subspecies of cingulatus: Emery, 1925b: 108; Borgmeier, 1927c: 149; Kempf, 1972a: 61.
    • Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31; Brandão, 1991: 334; Bolton, 1995b: 112.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 20, 2n = 40, karyotype = 4M+36A (Brazil) (Mariano et al., 2001; Aguiar et al., 2017).

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