Camponotus fumidus fraterculus

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Camponotus fumidus fraterculus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. fumidus
Subspecies: C. fumidus fraterculus
Trinomial name
Camponotus fumidus fraterculus
Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914

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Specimen Label

Stated as being found nesting in the same situation as Camponotus picipes plombyi, which were found living in crater nests in the ground (Wheeler and Mann 1914).

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 18.42° to 18.42°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Greater Antilles, Haiti (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Worker

Minor

Major

Nomenclature

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

  • fraterculus. Camponotus maculatus subsp. fraterculus Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 50, fig. 21 (s.w.) HAITI.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 81.
    • Subspecies of fumidus: Emery, 1925b: 81; Kempf, 1972a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 100; Lubertazzi, 2019: 85.

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

Description

Worker

Worker major. Length 8-9 mm.

Differing from the preceding subspecies in its smaller size, more coarsely shagreened surface, in having the short hairs covering the dorsal surface of the head and the cheeks more numerous and the surface more punctate. The antennal scapes bear very few erect hairs and those on the tibiae are shorter, less abundant and much more appressed. The head is brown, with the posterior corners, posterior border and c1ypeus, except its borders, brownish yellow; cheeks and vertex darker brown or blackish. Pro-, meso-, and epinotum each with a large brown or blackish patch above, that on the pronotum enclosing two elliptical yellow spots. The transverse bands on the gaster are darker and more sharply defined than in haytianus. The antennal scapes are dark brown, the funiculi brownish yellow.

Worker minor. Length 5-6.5 mm.

Yellow nearly throughout, the vertex of the head in some specimens slightly infuscated. Legs and scapes with very fine, dense,. appressed pubescence; scapes also with a few scattered, erect hairs.

Type Locality Information

Described from numerous specimens taken at Furcy where they were nesting in the same stations and in the same manner as the specimens of the subspecies plombyi.

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 81, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex), and subspecies of fumidus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1914c. Ants collected by W. M. Mann in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 22: 37-61 (page 50, fig. 21 soldier, worker described)