Camponotus flavomarginatus

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

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ghana (type locality), Guinea, Kenya, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Oman.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Collingwood and Agosti (1996) – The similar Camponotus jizani is abundant in the lower valleys of south-west Yemen just as it is around Fayfa in Saudi Arabia. Camponotus flavomarginatus seems to be more restricted to the mountains where, as in the Asir mountains and the Sumara and Sangani passes in Yemen, it occurred on rugged land over 2200 m.

Biology

This species is a host for the encyrtid wasp Anagyrus lopezi (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (associate).

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • flavomarginatus. Camponotus flavomarginatus Mayr, 1862: 664 (w.) GHANA.
    • Forel, 1907c: 144 (q.m.); Menozzi, 1926a: 38 (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Santschi, 1916b: 509.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Forel, 1910c: 271; Forel, 1914d: 254; Santschi, 1914e: 41.
    • Junior synonym of micans: Mayr, 1879: 647; Dalla Torre, 1893: 243.
    • Junior synonym of cinctellus: Forel, 1894b: 70.
    • Subspecies of micans: Emery, 1881b: 526; Forel, 1886f: 174.
    • Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1892j: 237; Emery, 1895h: 48 (in key); Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list); Emery, 1897e: 604; Emery, 1899a: 501; Forel, 1907c: 144; Santschi, 1911g: 212; Santschi, 1914d: 381; Santschi, 1916b: 509; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 247, 968; Viehmeyer, 1923: 93; Arnold, 1924: 692; Emery, 1925b: 106; Menozzi, 1926a: 38; Menozzi, 1927f: 361; Menozzi, 1930b: 118; Santschi, 1935a: 279; Santschi, 1935b: 276; Santschi, 1937d: 242; Santschi, 1939f: 167; Weber, 1943c: 337; Arnold, 1947: 136.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 2; Mayr, 1863: 399; Emery, 1877b: 365; Wilson & Taylor, 1967: 96; Collingwood, 1985: 281; Bolton, 1995b: 100; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 373; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 451; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 205; Borowiec, L. 2014: 31; Madl, 2019: 14.
    • Senior synonym of albisectus: Emery, 1895h: 48 (in key); Emery, 1896d: 372; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 968; Menozzi, 1930b: 118; Bolton, 1995b: 100.
  • albisectus. Camponotus micans r. albisectus Emery, 1892a: 120 (w.) SOMALIA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1914a: 268.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 221; Forel, 1914a: 268.
    • Junior synonym of flavomarginatus: Emery, 1895h: 48 (in key); Emery, 1896d: 372; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 968; Menozzi, 1930b: 118; Bolton, 1995b: 84.

Description

References

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