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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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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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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • laboriosa. Formica laboriosa Smith, F. 1858b: 32 (q.) SIERRA LEONE. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 2. Junior synonym of vividus: Mayr, 1863: 416; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 975.
  • vividus. Formica vivida Smith, F. 1858b: 31 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 192 (l.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 2; in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Santschi, 1915c: 264; in C. (Myrmamblys): Emery, 1925b: 142; in C. (Myrmopelta): Santschi, 1921f: 311; Santschi, 1926a: 17; Santschi, 1926c: 603. Senior synonym of laboriosa: Mayr, 1863: 416; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 975. Current subspecies: nominal plus cato, meinerti, reginae, semidepilis.

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))
  • Santschi, F. 1926a. Trois notes myrmécologiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 95: 13-28 (page 17, Combination in C. (Myrmopelta))
  • Santschi, F. 1926c. Nouvelles notes sur les Campontous. Rev. Suisse Zool. 33: 597-618 (page 603, Combination in C. (Myrmopelta))
  • Shrestha B, Tanaka E, Hyun MW, Han JG, Kim CS, Jo JW, Han SK, Oh J, Sung JM, Sung GH. 2017. Mycosphere Essay 19. Cordyceps species parasitizing hymenopteran and hemipteran insects. Mycosphere 8(9): 1424–1442 (DOI 10.5943/mycosphere/8/9/8).
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 31, worker described)
  • 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)