Camponotus himalayanus

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Camponotus himalayanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. himalayanus
Binomial name
Camponotus himalayanus
Forel, 1893

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Radchenko (1997) - Differs from Camponotus fallax in brightly orange coxae and femura and coarser sculptured semi-mat head and thorax.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (type locality), Nepal.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • himalayanus. Camponotus marginatus var. himalayanus Forel, 1893b: 431 (w.) INDIA (no state data).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 118.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 118.
    • Subspecies of fallax: Forel, 1906b: 84.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Wheeler, 1917c: 29; Emery, 1925b: 118; Menozzi, 1939a: 317 (in key); Chapman & Capco, 1951: 234; Bolton, 1995b: 103.
    • Status as species: Collingwood, 1970: 382; Radchenko, 1996b: 1200 (in key); Radchenko, 1997b: 704; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2014a: 8 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 24.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Bharti H., Y. P. Sharma, M. Bharti, and M. Pfeiffer. 2013. Ant species richness, endemicity and functional groups, along an elevational gradient in the Himalayas. Asian Myrmecology 5: 79-101.
  • Collingwood C.A. 1970. Formicidae (Hymenopter: Aculeata) of Nepal. Himalaya Khumbu Himal, 3: 371-388.
  • Thapa V. K. 2000. An Inventory of Nepal's Insects, Vol. III. IUCN Nepal, Kathmandu, xi + 475 pp.