Camponotus darwinii

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Camponotus darwinii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Mayria
Species group: darwinii
Species: C. darwinii
Binomial name
Camponotus darwinii
Forel, 1886

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Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -14.3° to -24.9°.

   
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate
  • Source: AntMaps, Rasoamanana & Fisher, 2022

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality), Seychelles.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • darwinii. Camponotus darwinii Forel, 1886f: 179 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmobrachys): Forel, 1914a: 270;
    • combination in C. (Myrmepomis): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Myrmopiromis): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1051.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1891b: 43 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893: 228; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1051; Emery, 1925b: 128; Bolton, 1995b: 95.
  • rubopilosus. Camponotus darwinii var. rubropilosus Forel, 1891b: 44 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmopiromis): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1051.
    • Subspecies of darwinii: Dalla Torre, 1893: 228; Emery, 1896d: 377 (in list); Forel, 1905b: 165; Forel, 1907g: 92; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1051; Emery, 1925b: 128; Bolton, 1995b: 121.
    • Junior synonym of darwinii: Rasoamanana & Fisher, 2022: 183.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 95, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 258, combination in C. (Myrmepomis))
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 179, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1891c. Les Formicides. [part]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie (28e fascicule). Paris: Hachette et Cie, v + 237 pp. (page 43, see also)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 270, combination in C. (Myrmobrachys))
  • Rasoamanana, N., Fisher, B.L. 2022. A taxonomic revision of the Malagasy endemic subgenus Mayria of the genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) based on qualitative morphology and quantitative morphometric analyses. ZooKeys 1081: 137–231 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.1081.71872).
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922k. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 4 45: 1005-1055 (page 1051, combination in C. (Myrmopiromis))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Fisher B. L. 1997. Biogeography and ecology of the ant fauna of Madagascar (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Natural History 31: 269-302.
  • Fisher B. L. 2003. Formicidae, ants. Pp. 811-819 in: Goodman, S. M.; Benstead, J. P. (eds.) 2003. The natural history of Madagascar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xxi + 1709 pp.
  • Forel A. 1886. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 30: 131-215.
  • Ravelomanana A., and B. L. Fisher. 2013. Diversity of ants in burned and unburned grassland , and dry deciduous forest in the Beanka Reserve, Melaky Region, western Madagascar. Malagasy Nature 7: 171-183.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 1005-1055