Camponotus arboreus

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Camponotus arboreus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. arboreus
Binomial name
Camponotus arboreus
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen labels

Synonyms

Schmid et al. (2014) found this ant nesting in infructescences (the stem and remains of buds and fruits above the level of the water reservoir in the rosette) of the bromeliad Vriesea friburgensis on Santa Catarina Island, Brazil.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -0.631944444° to -22.809943°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay.

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.

  • arboreus. Formica arborea Smith, F. 1858b: 44 (w.) BRAZIL (no state data).
    • [Note: Smith, F. 1858b: 45, says that one specimen is labelled “Island of Morajo, Brazil”.]
    • Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862: 666;
    • combination in C. (Myrmobrachys): Kempf, 1965: 186.
    • Junior synonym of femoratus: Forel, 1908c: 404.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1862b: 29; Mayr, 1862: 666 (redescription); Roger, 1863b: 5, 44; Mayr, 1863: 398; Dalla Torre, 1893: 222; Forel, 1895b: 101; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Forel, 1899c: 134; Emery, 1925b: 171; Borgmeier, 1927c: 161; Kempf, 1965: 186; Kempf, 1972a: 50; Bolton, 1995b: 86; Wild, 2007b: 27; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 255; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 752.
    • Senior synonym of adpressisetosus: Kempf, 1965: 186; Kempf, 1972a: 50; Bolton, 1995b: 86.
  • adpressisetosus. Camponotus adpressisetosus Forel, 1879a: 101 (s.) BRAZIL (Bahia).
    • Mann, 1916: 480 (w.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmobrachys): Forel, 1914a: 270.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 220; Forel, 1895b: 101; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Forel, 1904d: 177; Forel, 1912i: 79; Mann, 1916: 480 (redescription); Emery, 1925b: 162; Borgmeier, 1927c: 156.
    • Junior synonym of arboreus: Kempf, 1965: 186; Kempf, 1972a: 50; Bolton, 1995b: 84.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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