Camponotus evae zeuxis
|Camponotus evae zeuxis|
|Subspecies:||C. evae zeuxis|
|Camponotus evae zeuxis|
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
Keys including this Species
- Key to Australian Camponotus majors of the southwestern Botanical Province
- Key to Australian Camponotus minors of the southwestern Botanical Province
- Key to Australian Camponotus species
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: 22.5045° to -36.91666667°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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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.
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.
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.
- Camponotus (Myrmogonia) evae zeuxis Forel, 1915: Syntype, workers, Broome, Western Australia, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original 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)
- Cantone S. 2017. Winged Ants, The Male, Dichotomous key to genera of winged male ants in the World, Behavioral ecology of mating flight (self-published).
- Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 111, Combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
- Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 101, worker d*Heterick, B.E. 2021. A guide to the ants of Western Australia. Part I: Systematics. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 86, 1-245 (doi:10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245).