Camponotus heidrunvogtae

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Camponotus heidrunvogtae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species group: lateralis
Species: C. heidrunvogtae
Binomial name
Camponotus heidrunvogtae
Seifert, 2019

The species was found in open xerothermous habitats which showed much surface coverage by rock or scree. Nests were also found at open, sunny spots within broad-leaved forest (Quercus, Carpinus, Fraxinus). Nest were under stones or in soil. According to Adi Vesnic, the species is more thermophilic than sympatrically occurring Camponotus piceus. This assessment on the microclimatic scale is in agreement with macroclimatic data.

Identification

This is the most easily identifiable species of the C. lateralis group. Its diagnostic characters are a combination of a very long scape, a narrow dorsal propodeal plane and a blackish head (see key). The major workers achieve a size larger than in any known species of the C. lateralis group.

Distribution

The species seems to be restricted to the W Balkans, with a known geographic range covering only 120 000 km². Most of the known sites are along the Dinaric coast and the western slope of Dinaric mountains and all are situated below 1000 m.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Bosnia and Herzegovina (type locality), Croatia, Greece, Montenegro.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • heidrunvogtae. Camponotus heidrunvogtae Seifert, 2019: 29, figs. 17-22 (w.) BOSNIA.

Type Material

  • Holotype worker labeled ‘BOS: 43.5978°N,17.7272°E/ Jablanica, 210 m/ Carpinus-Fraxinus wood/ A. Vesnic 2013.08.22-54’ and ‘Holotype Camponotus heidrunvogtae Seifert’, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz.
  • 2 paratype workers from the same nest as holotype, labeled ‘BOS: 43.5978°N, 17.7272°E/ Jablanica, 210 m/ Carpinus-Fraxinus wood/ A. Vesnic 2013.08.22-54’ and ‘Paratypes Camponotus heidrunvogtae Seifert’, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz.
  • 3 paratype workers from another nest, labeled ‘BOS: 43.5978°N,17.7272°E/ Jablanica, 210 m/ Carpinus-Fraxinus wood/ A. Vesnic 2013.08.22-55’ and ‘Paratypes Camponotus heidrunvogtae Seifert’, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz.

Description

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