Camponotus rufoglaucus

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Camponotus rufoglaucus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rufoglaucus
Binomial name
Camponotus rufoglaucus
(Jerdon, 1851)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies
Synonyms

Photo Gallery

  • Worker from Kerala, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India (type locality), Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands, China.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the cricket Myrmophilellus meneliki (a myrmecophile) in Ethiopia (Reichensperger, 1913).

Castes

Worker

Nomenclature

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

  • rufoglaucus. Formica rufoglauca Jerdon, 1851: 124 (w.) INDIA (Karnataka).
    • [Duplicated in Jerdon, 1854b: 107.]
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3;
    • combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1912i: 91.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 16; Mayr, 1863: 420; Roger, 1863b: 3; Smith, F. 1871a: 303; Forel, 1892j: 237; Dalla Torre, 1893: 250; Mayr, 1893: 195; Emery, 1893f: 252; Forel, 1895d: 227; Emery, 1895h: 48 (in key); Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list); Mayr, 1897: 432; Bingham, 1903: 363; Mayr, 1907b: 20; Forel, 1908a: 6; Forel, 1911i: 227; Karavaiev, 1911: 12; Forel, 1913k: 129; Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 545; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 246, 966; Wheeler, W.M. 1923b: 6; Arnold, 1924: 689; Emery, 1925b: 105; Wheeler, W.M. 1927g: 115; Menozzi, 1930d: 328; Mukerjee, 1930: 159; Finzi, 1936: 190; Finzi, 1939a: 160; Finzi, 1940: 164; Donisthorpe, 1942d: 458; Weber, 1943c: 336; Donisthorpe, 1943b: 204; Arnold, 1947: 136; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 238; Cagniant, 1964: 91; Collingwood, 1970: 381; Barquin Diez, 1981: 411; Bolton, 1995b: 121; Tiwari, 1999: 70; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 354; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005: 15; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 109; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 38; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 205; Borowiec, L. 2014: 40 (see note in bibliography); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 25; Jaitrong, Guénard, et al. 2016: 28.
    • Senior synonym of redtenbacheri: Forel, 1892j: 237; Emery, 1896d: 372; Bingham, 1903: 363; Emery, 1925b: 105; Bolton, 1995b: 121; Tiwari, 1999: 70; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 109.
    • [Note: Collingwood, 1978: 72, lists micans as senior synonym of rufoglaucus. Error because, (i) rufoglaucus has priority, (ii) the two have never otherwise been considered synonymous, either before or after 1978.]
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus controversus, latericus, syphax, tenuis, zanzibaricus, zulu.
  • redtenbacheri. Camponotus redtenbacheri Mayr, 1862: 667, 770 (w.) SRI LANKA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1913k: 129.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 401; Roger, 1863b: 3; Smith, F. 1871a: 306.
    • Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1909e: 397; Forel, 1913k: 129.
    • Junior synonym of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1892j: 237; Emery, 1896d: 372; Bingham, 1903: 363; Emery, 1925b: 105; Bolton, 1995b: 120; Tiwari, 1999: 70; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 109.

Description

Karyotype

  • n = 18 (Spain; Tunisia) (Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983) (Lorite and Palomeque 2010 states some issues about the identification/sampling location).

References

  • Forel, A. 1892k. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245 (page 237, Senior synonym of redtenbacheri)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 91, Combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Jerdon, T. C. 1851. A catalogue of the species of ants found in Southern India. Madras J. Lit. Sci. 17: 103-127 (page 124, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Combination in Camponotus)

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