Camponotus evae zeuxis

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Camponotus evae zeuxis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. evae
Subspecies: C. evae zeuxis
Trinomial name
Camponotus evae zeuxis
Forel, 1915

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 22.5045° to -36.91666667°.

     
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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.

  • zeuxis. Camponotus (Myrmogonia) evae r. zeuxis Forel, 1915b: 101 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 111.
    • Subspecies of evae: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 114; Taylor, 1987a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 130; McArthur, 2007a: 340; Heterick, 2009: 68; McArthur, 2010: 72; McArthur, 2014: 124.

Type Material

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker Length 4-4.5mm The following distinguishes it from the type. Mandibles glossy, punctate with 6 teeth. Clypeus weakly keeled. The head is less trapeze shaped, with less sharp posterior corners and more convex posterior border, the sides less distinctly compressed. The eyes are not so close to the posterior border of the head, the distance between the eye and the posterior head is equal to the diameter of the eye. The pronotum is less sharply edged. The form of the thorax is similar, the epinotum has an edge at the top and in the posterior very much compressed with a sharp separation between the basal surface and the declivity where there is a rounded angle between them. The node is somewhat higher, also thinner, sharp at the summit. The sculpture is weaker; not punctate-reticulate, but shallower, striated transversely and glossy. Only the sides of the thorax are somewhat duller and punctate-rugose. Above all the limbs possess a much longer, in fact pointed, but rather coarse, completely upstanding covering of hair, while the evae type has only crooked upstanding hair. But opposite the inner surfaces of the limbs, evae has weaker and sharper spikes. Black, with mandibles and scape brown and reddish brown funiculus and palps.

Broome (N W Australia)

References

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