Camponotus helleri

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Camponotus helleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. helleri
Binomial name
Camponotus helleri
Emery, 1903

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Specimen labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 0.8754166667° to -22.809943°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • helleri. Camponotus helleri Emery, 1903: 66 (w.) PERU.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmocamelus): Forel, 1914a: 270;
    • combination in C. (Paracolobopsis): Emery, 1920b: 259;
    • combination in C. (Myrmaphaenus): Emery, 1925b: 154.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 154; Kempf, 1972a: 46; Bolton, 1995b: 103; Wild, 2007b: 28; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 112; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 760.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 103, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1903. Intorno ad alcune specie di Camponotus dell'America Meridionale. Rend. Sess. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (n.s.) 7: 62-81 (page 66, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 259, combination in C. (Paracolobopsis))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 154, combination in C. (Myrmaphaneus))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 270, combination in C. (Myrmocamelus))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1903. Intorno ad alcune specie di Camponotus dell'America Meridionale. Rendiconti delle Sessioni della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna (n.s.)7: 62-81.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Wild, A. L.. "A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Zootaxa 1622 (2007): 1-55.