Camponotus rapax

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Camponotus rapax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rapax
Binomial name
Camponotus rapax
(Fabricius, 1804)

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 5.266667° to -64.3°.

     
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

Diptera

  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apocephalus brochus (a parasite) (phorid.net) (attacked).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Apodicrania molinai (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (attracted to injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Diocophora sp (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (attracted to injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Diocophora sp (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Rhyncophoromyia maculineura (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (attracted to injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Rhyncophoromyia sp (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (attracted to injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Rhyncophoromyia sp (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (injured).
  • This species is a host for the phorid fly Rhyncophoromyia trivittata (a parasite) (Brown et al., 2015) (attracted to injured).

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilaterialis (a pathogen) (Shrestha et al., 2017).


Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • rapax. Formica rapax Fabricius, 1804: 398 (w.) (no state data, “Habitat in America meridionali”).
    • Mann, 1916: 476 (s.).
    • Combination in Formica (Camponotus): Roger, 1862c: 283;
    • combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5;
    • combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Forel, 1914a: 269;
    • combination in C. (Myrmaphaenus): Emery, 1920b: 256;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 82.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 49; Roger, 1862c: 283; Mayr, 1863: 400; Roger, 1863b: 5; Dalla Torre, 1893: 249; Forel, 1895b: 104; Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list); Forel, 1912i: 77; Wheeler, W.M. 1916c: 14; Mann, 1916: 476; Emery, 1925b: 82; Borgmeier, 1927c: 146; Menozzi, 1935b: 200; Kempf, 1961b: 522; Kempf, 1972a: 71; Bolton, 1995b: 119; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 113; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 766.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Delabie J. H. C., R. Céréghino, S. Groc, A. Dejean, M. Gibernau, B. Corbara, and A. Dejean. 2009. Ants as biological indicators of Wayana Amerindian land use in French Guiana. Comptes Rendus Biologies 332(7): 673-684.
  • Fernandes I., and J. de Souza. 2018. Dataset of long-term monitoring of ground-dwelling ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the influence areas of a hydroelectric power plant on the Madeira River in the Amazon Basin. Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e24375.
  • Fernández, F. and S. Sendoya. 2004. Lista de las hormigas neotropicales. Biota Colombiana Volume 5, Number 1.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Gibernau M., J. Orivel, J. H. C. Delabie, D. Barabe, and A. Dejean. 2007. An asymmetrical relationship between an arboreal ponerine ant and a trash-basket epiphyte (Araceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 341-346.
  • Groc S., J. H. C. Delabie, F. Fernandez, M. Leponce, J. Orivel, R. Silvestre, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, and A. Dejean. 2013. Leaf-litter ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a pristine Guianese rainforest: stable functional structure versus high species turnover. Myrmecological News 19: 43-51.
  • Groc S., J. Orivel, A. Dejean, J. Martin, M. Etienne, B. Corbara, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2009. Baseline study of the leaf-litter ant fauna in a French Guianese forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity 2: 183-193.
  • Kempf W. W. 1961. A survey of the ants of the soil fauna in Surinam (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica 4: 481-524.
  • Mann W. M. 1916. The Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911, John C. Branner, Director. The ants of Brazil. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 60: 399-490
  • Menozzi C. 1935. Spedizione del Prof. Nello Beccari nella Guiana Britannica. Hymenoptera-Formicidae. Redia. 21: 189-203.
  • Mertl A. L., J. F. A. Traniello, K. Ryder Wilkie, and R. Constantino. 2012. Associations of two ecologically significant social insect taxa in the litter of an amazonian rainforest: is there a relationship between ant and termite species richness? Psyche doi:10.1155/2012/312054
  • Vasconcelos, H.L., J.M.S. Vilhena, W.E. Magnusson and A.L.K.M. Albernaz. 2006. Long-term effects of forest fragmentation on Amazonian ant communities. Journal of Biogeography 33:1348-1356
  • Wheeler W. M. 1916. Ants collected in British Guiana by the expedition of the American Museum of Natural History during 1911. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 35: 1-14.