Camponotus striatus

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Camponotus striatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. striatus
Binomial name
Camponotus striatus
(Smith, F., 1862)

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Specimen labels

Synonyms

Three minor workers taken by Dr. Skwarra at Camaron, Vera Cruz, in spines of Acacia sphaerocephala (Wheeler 1934). Gillette et al. (2015) in a Chaipas, Mexico field study of twig-nesting ants in coffee plants found C. striatus nesting on plants between 650-900 m in elevation.

Identification

Workers possess a very depressed metanotal suture, a strong, dotted, and opaque sculpture on the sides of the head, and the sides of the pronotum are finely sculptured with smooth sections (Mackay & Mackay 2018).

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 25.68015° to 6.054166667°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

De la Mora et al. (2016) found this species nesting in logs found in forests in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico.

Vanoye-Eligio et al. (2020) provide the following notes based on collections using Multilure-type traps from northeastern Mexico: Two Camponotus striatus workers and 1 major were recorded in Acacia sphaerocephala Schltdl. & Cham. (Fabaceae) and Coffea arabica L. (Rubiaceae) (Wheeler 1934; Gillette et al. 2015).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • striatus. Formica striata Smith, F. 1862b: 30 (w.) PANAMA.
    • Emery, 1894k: 62 (s.); Menozzi, 1927d: 340 (q.m.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Emery, 1892b: 167;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1914a: 272;
    • combination in C. (Myrmorhachis): Emery, 1920b: 260;
    • combination in C. (Myrmobrachys): Emery, 1925b: 166; Mackay & Mackay, 2018: 25.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 421; Emery, 1892b: 167; Dalla Torre, 1893: 253; Emery, 1894k: 62; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Emery, 1896g: 38; Forel, 1899c: 147; Forel, 1914a: 272; Emery, 1920b: 260; Emery, 1925b: 166; Menozzi, 1927c: 268; Menozzi, 1927d: 340; Wheeler, W.M. 1934g: 210; Eidmann, 1936b: 98; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 259; Smith, M.R. 1953b: 211; Kempf, 1972a: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 125; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 256; McArthur, 2012: 82; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 768.
    • Senior synonym of alfaroi: Emery, 1892b: 167; Dalla Torre, 1893: 253; Emery, 1896d: 377; Emery, 1896g: 38; Emery, 1925b: 166; Kempf, 1972a: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 125.
    • Senior synonym of granulatus: Smith, M.R. 1953b: 211; Kempf, 1972a: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 125.
  • alfaroi. Camponotus alfaroi Emery, 1890b: 57 (s.w.) COSTA RICA.
    • Subspecies of striatus: Forel, 1899c: 147; Forel, 1902b: 172; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 259.
    • Junior synonym of striatus: Emery, 1892b: 167; Dalla Torre, 1893: 253; Emery, 1896g: 38; Emery, 1925b: 166; Kempf, 1972a: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 85.
  • granulatus. Dolichoderus granulatus Pergande, 1896: 866 (w.) MEXICO (Nayarit).
    • Junior synonym of striatus: Smith, M.R. 1953b: 211; Kempf, 1972a: 54; Bolton, 1995b: 102.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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