Camponotus decipiens

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Camponotus decipiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. decipiens
Binomial name
Camponotus decipiens
Emery, 1893

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Specimen Label

Synonyms

Photo Gallery

  • Camponotus decipiens feeding on nectar from the stem of a Melia tree, Texas, United States. Photo by Alex Wild.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 40.783546° to 24.555°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Flight Period

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Castes

Worker


Queen

Male

Nomenclature

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

  • decipiens. Camponotus marginatus var. decipiens Emery, 1893i: 676 (w.q.) U.S.A. (Indiana, Texas).
    • Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 227 (s.w.q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 117.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 227.
    • Subspecies of fallax: Wheeler, W.M. 1910d: 342; Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 227; Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 572; Wheeler, W.M. 1913c: 117; Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 558.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 28; Wheeler, W.M. 1917i: 466; Emery, 1925b: 117; Dennis, 1938: 302; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, E.W. 1944: 252.
    • Subspecies of nearcticus: Cole, 1942: 388.
    • Junior synonym of nearcticus: Creighton, 1950a: 388; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 845; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1432.
    • Status as species: Snelling, R.R. 1988: 66; Deyrup, et al. 1989: 100; Bolton, 1995b: 95; Deyrup, 2003: 44; Hansen & Klotz, 2005: 88; MacGown & Forster, 2005: 65; MacGown, et al. 2007: 15; Deyrup, 2017: 188.
    • Senior synonym of rasilis: Snelling, R.R. 1988: 66; Bolton, 1995b: 95.
  • rasilis. Camponotus fallax subsp. rasilis Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 227 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Florida).
    • [Camponotus fallax subsp. rasilis Wheeler, W.M. 1910d: 342. Nomen nudum.]
    • Petralia & Vinson, 1980: 386 (l.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 117.
    • Subspecies of fallax: Wheeler, W.M. 1910g: 572; Wheeler, W.M. 1917a: 558; Cole, 1937b: 139.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917d: 28; Emery, 1925b: 117; Smith, M.R. 1930a: 6; Wheeler, W.M. 1932a: 15; Dennis, 1938: 302; Buren, 1944a: 294.
    • Status as species: Creighton, 1950a: 389; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 845; Smith, M.R. 1958c: 145; Carter, 1962a: 7 (in list); Smith, M.R. 1967: 367; Hunt & Snelling, 1975: 22; Allred, 1982: 456.
    • Junior synonym of sayi: Snelling, R.R. 1968b: 355; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1432; Snelling, R.R. & George, 1979: 190.
    • Junior synonym of decipiens: Snelling, R.R. 1988: 66; Bolton, 1995b: 120.

Description

References

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