Colobopsis nipponica

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Colobopsis nipponica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Colobopsis
Species: C. nipponica
Binomial name
Colobopsis nipponica
(Wheeler, W.M., 1928)

Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Japan (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Heads of both queen and soldier castes are highly modified to plug nest entrances in wood (Hasegawa 1993b). The enlarged abdomen of soldiers stores water and fat that are regurgitated to workers (Hasegawa 1993a).

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • nipponica. Camponotus (Colobopsis) nipponicus Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 118 (s.q.) JAPAN. Combination in Colobopsis: Ward, et al., 2016: 350.

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