Camponotus quadrinotatus

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Camponotus quadrinotatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. quadrinotatus
Binomial name
Camponotus quadrinotatus
Forel, 1886

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms
Common Name
Yotsuboshi-oo-ari
Language: Japanese

An arboreal species that nests in bark or crevices in tree trunks of coniferous and mixed forests.

Identification

Japanese Ant Image Database - Total length of workers around 5 - 6 mm. Body black; pronotum brownish in many individuals. First and 2nd gastral terga each with a pair of yellowish spots. Metanotal groove not incised dorsally; petiole with hairs.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea, Russian Federation.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • quadrinotatus. Camponotus marginatus var. quadrinotatus Forel, 1886f: 142 (s.w.q.) JAPAN.
    • Santschi, 1925f: 89 (m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 118.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 118; Teranishi, 1940: 26.
    • Subspecies of fallax: Forel, 1907e: 19.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 29; Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 544; Santschi, 1925f: 89; Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 118; Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 10; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 76; Morisita, 1945: 22; Azuma, 1951: 89; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 234; Azuma, 1953: 5; Azuma, 1955: 80; Onoyama, 1980: 201; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 114 (error).
    • Subspecies of marginatus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 242; Forel, 1900e: 270; Ruzsky, 1905b: 249; Wheeler, W.M. 1906c: 326; Yano, 1910: 422; Ruzsky, 1925b: 42; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928b: 5; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 18; Ruzsky, 1946: 69.
    • Status as species: Ruzsky, 1926: 109; Collingwood, 1976: 307; Azuma, 1977: 116; Collingwood, 1981: 29; Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989a: 222 (in key); Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989b: 327; Kupyanskaya, 1990: 173; Morisita, et al. 1991: 43; Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 29 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 119; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 176; Radchenko, 1996b: 1199 (in key); Radchenko, 1997b: 704; Terayama, 1999b: 30 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 36; Radchenko, 2005b: 160; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29.
    • Senior synonym of nigricolor: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 119; Radchenko, 1997b: 704.
    • Senior synonym of rubicolor: Radchenko, 1997b: 704.
  • nigricolor. Camponotus quadrinotatus var. nigricolor Ruzsky, 1926: 109.
    • [First available use of Camponotus marginatus subsp. quadrinotatus var. nigricolor Ruzsky, 1925b: 42 (w.) RUSSIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Junior synonym of quadrinotatus: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 113; Radchenko, 1997b: 704.
  • rubicolor. Camponotus marginatus var. rubicolor Ruzsky, 1925b: 42 (w.) RUSSIA.
    • [Also described as new by Ruzsky, 1926: 109.]
    • Subspecies of aethiops: Bolton, 1995b: 121.
    • Junior synonym of quadrinotatus: Radchenko, 1997b: 704.

Description

References

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