Camponotus nawai

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Camponotus nawai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. nawai
Binomial name
Camponotus nawai
Ito, 1914

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Specimen Labels

Common Name
Nawa-yotsuboshi-oo-ari
Language: Japanese

Camponotus nawai is monogynous. Satoh (1989) reported it in woods near the sea coast, and it known to range from lowlands to mountainous regions of Japan. Nests are arboreal in dead twigs (Japanese Ant Image Database).

At a Glance • Polygynous  

 

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 42.9096° to 27.022647°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Flight Period

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 Notes: Japan.

Life History Traits

  • Queen number: monogynous (Japanese Ant Image Database)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nawai. Camponotus fallax var. nawai Ito, T. 1914: 44 (s.) JAPAN.
    • [Misspelled as nawae by Azuma, 1951: 89, Azuma, 1953: 5.]
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Emery, 1925b: 138.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925b: 138; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 232.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 29; Onoyama, 1980: 201.
    • Subspecies of vitiosus: Azuma, 1951: 89; Azuma, 1953: 5.
    • Status as species: Terayama & Satoh, 1990a: 405; Morisita, et al. 1991: 43; Bolton, 1995b: 113; Radchenko, 1997d: 812; Terayama, 1999b: 30 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 36; McArthur, 2012: 196.

Taxonomic Notes

The Izu Islands and central Honshu populations show slight morphological differences in petiolar shape and coloration from those of the Kii Peninsula and Shikoku. Further studies are needed to determine the range of this species in Japan (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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