Camponotus blandus

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

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Specimen labels

Subspecies

Koch et al. (2018) sampled this species in Caryocar barsiliense trees, in southeastern Brazil cerrado, as part of a study examining species interactions in ant-plants.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Colombia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Passos and Leal (2019) - This species was found attending extrafloral nectaries of the plant Turnera subulata in northeastern Brazil (12°16′24″S 38°57′20″W / 12.27333°S 38.95556°W / -12.27333; -38.95556) Caatinga vegetation. Camponotus blandus, classified as a subordinate species, was the most frequently observed ant at the extrafloral nectaries.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • blandus. Formica blanda Smith, F. 1858b: 43 (w.) BRAZIL (Pará).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5;
    • combination in C. (Myrmocamelus): Forel, 1913l: 249;
    • combination in C. (Myrmaphaenus): Emery, 1920b: 256.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 412; Roger, 1863b: 5; Mayr, 1886c: 356; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 223; Forel, 1895b: 101; Emery, 1896d: 375 (in list); Emery, 1903: 67; Emery, 1906c: 192; Forel, 1907e: 10; Forel, 1908b: 72; Forel, 1908e: 62; Santschi, 1912e: 534; Forel, 1912i: 75; Forel, 1913l: 249; Bruch, 1914: 228; Forel, 1915c: 363; Luederwaldt, 1918: 50; Santschi, 1922c: 110; Emery, 1925b: 153; Borgmeier, 1927c: 151; Santschi, 1936b: 216; Kusnezov, 1952d: 198; Kusnezov, 1953b: 339; Kempf, 1960e: 399; Kempf, 1961b: 523; Kempf, 1970b: 340; Kempf, 1972a: 44; Zolessi, et al. 1988: 6; Brandão, 1991: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 89; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012: 255; Guénard & Economo, 2015: 227; Mackay & Mackay, 2019: 753.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus aequinotus, denudatus, pronotalis, semiceps.

Description

References

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