Camponotus reticulatus

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Camponotus reticulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. reticulatus
Binomial name
Camponotus reticulatus
Roger, 1863

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Wallis and Futuna Islands.
Malagasy Region: Seychelles.
Oriental Region: Sri Lanka (type locality).


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Biology

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Nomenclature

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

  • reticulatus. Camponotus reticulatus Roger, 1863a: 139 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1912i: 90; Santschi, 1921f: 311; Emery, 1925b: 139.
    • Junior synonym of indeflexus: Donisthorpe, 1932b: 576.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1863: 459; Smith, F. 1871a: 307; Forel, 1892j: 233; Emery, 1896d: 374 (in list); Bingham, 1903: 372; Wheeler, W.M. 1912a: 47; Emery, 1914b: 181; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 111; Emery, 1925b: 139; Karavaiev, 1929c: 239; Karavaiev, 1933a: 320; Wheeler, W.M. 1934a: 179; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 233; Wilson, 1962c: 19; Taylor, 1976a: 88; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 118; Dlussky, 1994: 56; Bolton, 1995b: 120; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 104; Clouse, 2007b: 214; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 38; McArthur, 2012: 106, 216.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus fullawayi, gestiens, imparilis, jagori, latitans, sericellus, yerburyi.


Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker. 3.5 mm. long, dark reddish brown, without gloss,antennae, mandibles, part of the border of the head and limbs brownish yellow. Erect hairs are long but not plentiful and absent on tibias. Entire head which is somewhat wider than the thorax, densely covered with thimble like punctations. Clypeus blunt in front, hardly keeled. Frontal area indistinct,funicles of the antennae at the end brownish. Mandibles with 5 teeth, in front black with sparse strong punctations. Thorax arc shaped with dense thimble like punctations, dull. Pronotum is most wide, with rounded sides, with elongated punctations on the sides. Mesonotum narrowing from the front to the rear. Metanotum strongly suppressed, in the rear part abruptly turned down. Node convex at the front and rear with rounded summit. Margins of the gaster yellowish, finely and densely punctate.

Ceylon, one specimen.

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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