Camponotus fumidus illitus

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

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Specimen Label

Mann found this ant nesting in the soil.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 18.53° to 18.50983°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Haiti (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

Worker

minor

Nomenclature

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

  • illitus. Camponotus fumidus var. illitus Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 51, fig. 22 (s.w.) HAITI.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 80.
    • Subspecies of fumidus: Emery, 1925b: 80; Wheeler, W.M. 1936b: 205; Kempf, 1972a: 67; Bolton, 1995b: 104; Lubertazzi, 2019: 86.

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

Description

Worker

Major

Length 8-9 mm.

Closely resembling C. fumidus var. festinatus Buckley (= Camponotus festinatus)of Texas, except in the following particulars : The antennal scapes are somewhat shorter and are covered with abundant, short, suberect hairs and the hairs covering the upper surface of the head, thorax and gaster are also more abundant. The scapes are red instead of black, and the tibia and tarsi are darker. The head is brownish yellow, the vertex with an elongate, well-defined, dark brown spot, which sends off a dark line to each eye. In some specimens the cheeks, too, an brown or reddish. Worker minor.


Minor

Length 6-7 mm.

Head distinctly shorter than in festinatus and distinctly narrowed in front, whereas in the Texan form the head is as broad in front as behind. Antennal scapes pilose as in the worker major and the hairs on the body somewhat more abundant than in festinatus. Whole body yellow, except the mandibles and edge of clypeus, which are red.

Type Locality Information

Port au Prince, Diquini and Grande Riviere, Haiti.

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 80, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 33: 1-61 (page 51, fig. 22 soldier, worker described)