Camponotus albivillosus

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Camponotus albivillosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. albivillosus
Binomial name
Camponotus albivillosus
Zhou, 2001

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus albivillosus.

Identification

Zhou (2001) - Allied to Camponotus japonicus, but differs from the latter in mandible with 6 teeth on its masticatory border; erect hairs abundant; clypeus with short· median carina. The new species differs from Camponotus fuscivillosus in clypeus with short middle carina; femora without long erect hair on their interior borders; erect hairs bright yellowish-white.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • albivillosus. Camponotus albivillosus Zhou, 2001b: 212, 246, figs. 464- 467 (s.w.) CHINA.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker

Holotype major: TL 14.0, HL 3.71, HW 3.66, CI 98, SL 3.13, SI 85, PW 2.16, AL 4.51, ED 0.56.

Head subtrapezoid, narrower anteriorly than behind, occipital slightly concave. Masticatory margin of mandible with 6 teeth. clypeus trapezoid, upper half with feeble median carina, lower half flat, anterior border straight. Antennal scapes slightly extending beyond occipital border. Eyes moderately large, flat, situated behind the midlength of the sides of head. Alitrunk continuously arch; basal face of propodeum slightly longer than declivity, conjunction between them gentle. Petiolar node thin, anterior face convex and posterior face straight, as high as basal face of propodeum, upper border rounded, gaster moderately large, broadly oval.

Mandibles with sparse coarse pilose punctures, smoother. Head, alitrunk and petiolar node densely finely reticulate, reticulations on alitrunk coarser so that alitrunk opaquer than head; reticulations on gaster much feebler, appear smooth and shining.

Erect hairs light greyish white at basal half and darker at apex, relatively abundant; hairs on vertex, area between frontal carinae and clypeus longer, on sides shorter and slightly oblique, erect hairs mixed up with sparse decumbent short hairs; dorsum of alitrunk with abundant erect hairs and decumbent short hairs; petiolar node with 18 erect hairs; hairs on gaster moderately dense; anterior border of fore coxae with abundant erect hairs, inner border of femora only with sparse short erect hairs.

Color black. Mandibles, anterior portion of clypeus and malars, tibia and tarsi of legs slightly contaminate red.

Paratypes 6 major: TL 11.3~11. 6, HL 2.79~2.83, HW 2.35~2.61, CI 84~92, SL 2.67~2.86, SI 109~113, PW 1.66~1.72, AL 3.86~3.88, ED 0.53~0.56.

Paratypes 11 median and minor: TL 8.2~11.2, HL 1.85~2.51, HW 1.41~2.16, CI 76~86, SL 2.35~2.70, SI 125~166, PW 1.13~1.57, AL 3.05~3.65, ED 0.44~0.50. Head elongate, with subparallel sides and convex occipital border, masticatory margin of mandible with 6 teeth. antennal scapes more than 1/2 of their length extending beyond occipital border. Alitrunk slenderer than that of major worker r posterior portion of mesonotum slightly constrict in dorsal view. Petiolar node low and thick. Other characters as in major worker.

Type Material

Holotype major worker, Xingan County, Guangxi, 8.VII.1994, Shanyi Zhou leg. Paratypes: 3 major workers, 8 median and minor workers, data as holotype. 3 major workers, 3 minor workers, Huaping Natural Reserve, Guangxi, 6.VII.1995, Shanyi Zhou leg.

References

  • Zhou, S. 2001. Ants of Guangxi. Guilin, China: Guangxi Normal University Press, 255 pp.: 255pp (page 212, 246, figs. 464-467 soldier, worker described)