Camponotus nidulans

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Camponotus nidulans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. nidulans
Binomial name
Camponotus nidulans
(Smith, F., 1860)

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms


Photo Gallery

  • Camponotus nidulans infected by Ophiocordyceps camponoti-nidulantis on its typical display where the antennae are spread in order to optimize the transmission of asexual spores produced along the antenna. Dead on a summit position, aiming to spread the sexual spores. (Photo by João P. M. Araújo)

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 18.6° to -16.1°.

 
North
Temperate
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela.

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).
  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps camponoti-nidulantis (a pathogen) (Araujo et al., 2018).
  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps camponoti-nidulantis (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.

  • nidulans. Formica nidulans Smith, F. 1860c: 69 (w.q.m.) BRAZIL (São Paulo).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862: 672;
    • combination in Dendromyrmex: Emery, 1896d: 378;
    • combination in C. (Dendromyrmex): Fernández, 2002: 65.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1862: 672 (redescription); Mayr, 1863: 400; Roger, 1863b: 5; Mayr, 1878: 869 (in key); Dalla Torre, 1893: 244; Forel, 1895b: 103; Emery, 1896d: 378 (in list); Forel, 1908c: 417; Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 13; Mann, 1916: 484; Emery, 1925b: 174; Borgmeier, 1927c: 163; Kempf, 1960e: 400; Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169; Fernández, 2002: 65 (redescription); Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 113; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 763.
    • Senior synonym of acoma: Fernández, 2002: 65.
    • Senior synonym of fabricii: Fernández, 2002: 65.
    • Senior synonym of felis: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of io: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of mamoreensis: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of niger: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of nigripes: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of pictus: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of rufescens: Fernández, 2002: 66.
    • Senior synonym of vestita: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • acoma. Camponotus (Dendromyrmex) fabricii var. acoma Forel, 1908c: 418 (w.) BRAZIL (Espirito Santo).
    • Combination in Dendromyrmex: Emery, 1925b: 173.
    • Subspecies of fabricii: Emery, 1925b: 173; Borgmeier, 1927c: 162; Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 65.
  • fabricii. Camponotus fabricii Roger, 1862c: 285 (footnote) (w.) SURINAME.
    • [Misspelled as fabrcicii by Borgmeier, 1927c: 162.]
    • Combination in Dendromyrmex: Emery, 1895j: 772;
    • combination in C. (Dendromyrmex): Forel, 1899c: 158.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 5; Mayr, 1863: 398; Mayr, 1870a: 373 (in key); Mayr, 1878: 869 (in key); Mayr, 1884: 30; Dalla Torre, 1893: 230; Forel, 1895b: 102; Emery, 1896d: 378 (in list); Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 13; Mann, 1916: 484; Santschi, 1921g: 102; Mann, 1922: 54; Wheeler, W.M. 1923a: 6; Emery, 1925b: 173; Borgmeier, 1927c: 162; Kempf, 1960e: 399; Kempf, 1970b: 342; Kempf, 1972a: 95; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 65.
  • felis. Dendromyrmex chartifex var. felis Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 13 (w.q.) GUYANA (date of publication, 21.ii.1916).
    • [Also described as new by Mann, 1916: 484 (date of publication, (30).ix.1916).
    • Subspecies of chartifex: Emery, 1925b: 173; Borgmeier, 1927c: 162; Kempf, 1972a: 95; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • io. Dendromyrmex fabricii subsp. io Weber, 1943b: 77 (w.) GUYANA.
    • Subspecies of fabricii: Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • mamoreensis. Dendromyrmex chartifex subsp. mamoreensis Mann, 1916: 485 (w.) BRAZIL (Rondônia).
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1921g: 102.
    • Subspecies of chartifex: Emery, 1925b: 173; Borgmeier, 1927c: 162; Kempf, 1972a: 95; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • niger. Dendromyrmex fabricii subsp. niger Weber, 1943b: 76 (w.) SURINAME.
    • [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Camponotus sicheli nigra Emery, 1925b: 121.]
    • Subspecies of fabricii: Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • nigripes. Dendromyrmex nidulans var. nigripes Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 13 (w.q.) GUYANA.
    • Subspecies of nidulans: Emery, 1925b: 174; Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • pictus. Dendromyrmex fabricii var. pictus Wheeler, W.M. 1923a: 6 (w.) BRAZIL (Amazonas).
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 202 (l.).
    • [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Camponotus ligniperdus pictus Forel, 1886f: 141.]
    • Subspecies of fabricii: Emery, 1925b: 174; Borgmeier, 1927c: 162; Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • rufescens. Dendromyrmex fabricii var. rufescens Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 13 (w.) GUYANA.
    • Subspecies of fabricii: Emery, 1925b: 174; Kempf, 1972a: 96; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.
  • vestita. Dendromyrmex mamoreensis st. vestita Santschi, 1921g: 102 (w.) FRENCH GUIANA.
    • [Unresolved junior secondary homonym of Formica vestita Smith, 1858b: 32.]
    • Subspecies of chartifex: Emery, 1925b: 173; Kempf, 1972a: 95; Bolton, 1995b: 169.
    • Junior synonym of nidulans: Fernández, 2002: 66.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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