Calomyrmex purpureus

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Calomyrmex purpureus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Calomyrmex
Species: C. purpureus
Binomial name
Calomyrmex purpureus
(Mayr, 1876)

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Photo Gallery

  • Calomyrmex purpureus worker carrying one of its nestmates while moving to a new nest site. Scotia Sanctuary, New South Wales. Photo by Ajay Narendra.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

This species is a host for the eucharitid wasp Stilbuloida calomyrmecis (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (primary host).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • purpureus. Camponotus purpureus Mayr, 1876: 62 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Combination in Calomyrmex: Emery, 1896d: 378.
    • Subspecies of splendidus: Forel, 1910b: 83; Wheeler, W.M. 1915g: 820; Emery, 1925b: 175.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 248; Emery, 1896d: 378 (in list); Emery, 1898a: 227; Forel, 1902h: 507; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 109; Taylor, 1987a: 10; Bolton, 1995b: 83.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus smaragdinus.

Type Material

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 83, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 378, combination in Calomyrmex)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 175, subspecies of splendidus)
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 83, subspecies of splendidus)
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 62, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 109, revived status as species)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1915h. Hymenoptera. [In "Scientific notes on an expedition into the north-western regions of South Australia".]. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 39: 805-823 (page 820, subspecies of splendidus)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Taylor R. W. 1987. A checklist of the ants of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Entomology Report 41: 1-92.