Camponotus vividus

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Camponotus vividus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. vividus
Binomial name
Camponotus vividus
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Label

Subspecies
Synonyms

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone (type locality), Uganda, Zimbabwe.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

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.

  • vividus. Formica vivida Smith, F. 1858b: 31 (w.) SIERRA LEONE.
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 192 (l.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 2;
    • combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Santschi, 1915c: 264; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 975;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Emery, 1925b: 142;
    • combination in C. (Myrmopelta): Santschi, 1921f: 311; Santschi, 1926a: 17.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 422; Roger, 1863b: 2; Mayr, 1886c: 354; Dalla Torre, 1893: 257; Emery, 1898a: 227; Santschi, 1915c: 264; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 247, 975; Arnold, 1924: 718; Emery, 1925b: 142; Menozzi, 1926a: 41; Santschi, 1926a: 17; Santschi, 1926c: 603; Menozzi, 1933a: 112; Santschi, 1937b: 104; Santschi, 1939c: 10; Santschi, 1939f: 167; Weber, 1943c: 338; Bernard, 1953b: 262; Bolton, 1995b: 129; McArthur, 2012: 138; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 206.
    • Senior synonym of laboriosa: Mayr, 1863: 422; Emery, 1898a: 227; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 975; Emery, 1925b: 142; Santschi, 1926a: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 129.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus cato, meinerti, reginae, semidepilis.
  • laboriosa. Formica laboriosa Smith, F. 1858b: 32 (q.) SIERRA LEONE.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 2;
    • combination in C. (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a: 266.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 2; Dalla Torre, 1893: 237; Forel, 1914a: 266 (error).
    • Synonym of vividus: Emery, 1896d: 373.
    • [Note: Emery gives laboriosa as senior synonym, but vividus has priority.]
    • Junior synonym of vividus: Mayr, 1863: 422; Emery, 1898a: 227; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 975; Emery, 1925b: 142; Santschi, 1926a: 17; Bolton, 1995b: 107.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 129, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 142, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Mayr, G. 1863a. Formicidarum index synonymicus. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 13: 385-460 (page 416, senior synonym of laboriosa)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 2, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Santschi, F. 1915c. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 244-282 (page 264, Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • Santschi, F. 1921f. Retouches aux sous-genres de Camponotus. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 61: 310-312 (page 311, Combination in C. (Myrmopelta))
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  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953e. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae. Part II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 46: 175-217 (page 192, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 975, senior synonym of laboriosa)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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