Camponotus keihitoi

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Camponotus keihitoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. keihitoi
Binomial name
Camponotus keihitoi
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

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  • Camponotus keihitoi foraging worker from Tsushima Island, Japan. Photo by Minsoo Dong.
Common Name
Kusa-oo-ari
Language: Japanese

This arboreal species nests in dead twigs on standing trees (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: China, Japan (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • keihitoi. Camponotus fallax var. keihitoi Forel, 1913e: 663 (w.q.) JAPAN.
    • [Misspelled as keihikoi by Azuma, 1951: 89, Azuma, 1953: 5, Azuma, 1977: 116.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925b: 118.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Azuma, 1951: 89; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 234; Azuma, 1953: 5; Onoyama, 1980: 201.
    • Status as species: Terayama & Satoh, 1990b: 532; Morisita, et al. 1991: 43; Bolton, 1995b: 106; Radchenko, 1997b: 704; Terayama, 1999b: 30 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 37; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 28.
    • Senior synonym of teranishii: Terayama & Satoh, 1990b: 532; Bolton, 1995b: 106; Imai, et al. 2003: 37.
  • tokyoensis. Camponotus tokyoensis Teranishi, 1915: 137, fig. (w.) JAPAN.
    • [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus (Myrmamblys) itoi r. tokioensis Ito, 1912: 341.]
    • Replacement name: Camponotus (Myrmentoma) caryae var. teranishii Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 118.
  • teranishii. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) caryae var. teranishii Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 118.
    • Replacement name for Camponotus tokyoensis Teranishi, 1915: 137. [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus (Myrmamblys) itoi r. tokioensis Ito, 1912: 341.]
    • Subspecies of caryae: Chapman & Capco, 1951: 234; Onoyama, 1980: 201.
    • Junior synonym of keihitoi: Terayama & Satoh, 1990b: 532; Bolton, 1995b: 126; Imai, et al. 2003: 37.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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