Camponotus sericeiventris otoquensis

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Camponotus sericeiventris otoquensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. sericeiventris
Subspecies: C. sericeiventris otoquensis
Trinomial name
Camponotus sericeiventris otoquensis
Wheeler, W.M., 1931

The type collection was from a nest in the decayed portion of a large mango tree.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Panama (type locality).


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.

  • otoquensis. Camponotus (Myrmepomis) sericeiventris var. otoquensis Wheeler, W.M. 1931c: 94 (s.w.) PANAMA (Otoque I.).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1931c: 90 (in key).
    • Subspecies of sericeiventris: Kempf, 1972a: 48; Bolton, 1995b: 115.

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

Description

Worker

maxima Length 13-14 mm.; head 4.5 mm. long, 4 mm. wide; hind tibia 5 mm.

Head narrowed behind at the posterior corners, which are narrow and very prominent; posterior border deeply concave; sides extensively and gula deep red, smooth and shining, with very fine, superficial punctures. Pronotal spines acute. Upper border of petiole strongly compressed, in some specimens irregular in outline, in others deeply excised in the middle. Appressed pubescence very dull yellow, shorter and less abundant on head, thorax and petiole than in the var. satrapa. Legs somewhat brownish.

major and media Length 10-12 mm.

Like the maxima in color and pubescence, except that the sides of the head are deep brown or black.

Type Material

Described from a series of workers taken by myself Nov. 19, 1911 from a nest in the decayed portion of a large mango tree on Otoque Island, about 30 miles from the City of Panama.

References

  • Wheeler, W. M. 1931d. The ant Camponotus (Myrmepomis) sericeiventris Guérin and its mimic. Psyche (Camb.) 38: 86-98 (page 94, soldier, worker described)