Camponotus amamianus

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Camponotus amamianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. amamianus
Binomial name
Camponotus amamianus
Terayama, 1991

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Specimen labels

Common Name
Tsuya-mikado-oo-ari
Language: Japanese

This species is found in forests where it nests in dead portions of tree trunks and in the soil (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • amamianus. Camponotus (Paramyrmamblys) amamianus Terayama, 1991: 165, fig. 1A-F (s.w.) JAPAN.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 85; Radchenko, 1997d: 813; Terayama, 1999b: 29 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 37.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 85, catalogue)
  • Terayama, M. 1991b. The subgenus Paramyrmamblys of the genus Camponotus (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Japan, with a description of a new species. Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Jpn. 46: 165-169 (page 165, fig. 1 soldier, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Terayama M. 1991. The subgenus Paramyrmamblys of the genus Camponotus (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Japan, with a description of a new species. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 46: 165-169.
  • Terayama M. 1992. Structure of ant communities in East Asia. A. Regional differences and species richness. Bulletin of the Bio-geographical Society of Japan 47: 1-31.
  • Terayama M., S. Kubota, and K. Eguchi. 2014. Encyclopedia of Japanese ants. Asakura Shoten: Tokyo, 278 pp.
  • Yamane S. 2016. How many species of Ants in Amami Islands? (in Japanese). Part 2, chapter 1 in How many species of Ants in Amami Islands? Pp. 92-132.
  • Yamane S. S. Fukumoto, Y. Maeda, and Y. Sato. 2017. Records of ants from Kakeroma-jima, the Amami Islands, Japan. Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan 71, 131-137.
  • Yamane S., S. Ikudome, and M. Terayama. 1999. Identification guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands, Japan. Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, xii + 831 pp. pp, 138-317.
  • Yamane S.; Ikudome, S.; Terayama, M. 1999. Identification guide to the Aculeata of the Nansei Islands, Japan. Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press, xii + 831 pp. pp138-317.