Camponotus essigi

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Camponotus essigi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. essigi
Binomial name
Camponotus essigi
Smith, M.R., 1923

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Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 42.31° to 31.88333333°.

   
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Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
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Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Nevada, Wheeler and Wheeler (1986) - We have 7 records from 6 localities: 6,000-7,800 ft. The 4 reported habitats were in the Coniferous Forest Biome. One nest was in a decaying pine stump; 1 was in firewood; 1 was in a house. The records are widely scattered except for a concentration near Lake Tahoe.

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Source: antkeeping.info.

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • essigi. Camponotus caryae var. essigi Smith, M.R. 1923b: 306 (s.w.) U.S.A. (California).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Creighton, 1950a: 387.
    • Status as species: Creighton, 1950a: 387; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 844; Yensen, et al. 1977: 183; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1978: 392; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1432; Allred, 1982: 454; Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 61; Snelling, R.R. 1988: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 98; Hansen & Klotz, 2005: 89; Ward, 2005: 63.
    • Senior synonym of nevadensis: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 61; Snelling, R.R. 1988: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 98.
    • Senior synonym of pertusus: Snelling, R.R. 2000: 601.
  • nevadensis. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) nevadensis Gregg, R.E. 1973: 39, fig. 1A (s.w.m.) U.S.A. (Nevada).
    • Status as species: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1432.
    • Junior synonym of essigi: Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1986g: 61; Snelling, R.R. 1988: 68; Bolton, 1995b: 113.
  • pertusus. Camponotus pertusus Mackay, W.P., in Mackay & Mackay, 1997b: 330, figs 4, 5, 9 (w.) TRINIDAD.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Mackay & Mackay, 1997b: 319.
    • Junior synonym of essigi: Snelling, R.R. 2000: 601.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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