Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914
One of numerous endemic Hispaniola Camponotus species that we known very little about.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- augustei. Camponotus christophei subsp. augustei Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 59 (s.w.) HAITI. Combination in C. (Myrmeurynota): Emery, 1925b: 168. Raised to species: Wheeler, W.M. 1936b: 207.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Length 5-6 mm.
Closely resembling the preceding species in form, sculpture, pilosity and color but differing in having the petiole somewhat broader and in completely lacking the two pale bands of long appressed pubescence on the gaster.
Length 4.5-5.5 mm.
Differing from the major worker in its somewhat smaller average size, smaller head, slightly narrower thorax, less convex and more sloping epinotum, and narrower and less reflected and less angular pronotal borders. The gaster is covered uniformly with short, sparse, blunt, white pubescence, like that on the head and thorax.
Type Locality Information
Described from six major and four minor workers found running about on leaves at Petionville.
This subspecies is dedicated to the late president of Haiti, M. Tancrede Auguste.
- Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 168, combination in C. (Myrmeurynota))
- Wheeler, W. M. 1936c. Ants from Hispaniola and Mona Island. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 80: 195-211 (page 207, raised to species)
- Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 33: 1-61 (page 59, soldier, worker described)