Camponotus nasutus

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Camponotus nasutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. nasutus
Binomial name
Camponotus nasutus
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels

Subspecies

Camponotus nasutus has been collected from open areas, including savannahs and grasslands. Specimens have also been found in dug up soil.

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -25.25° to -32.48333°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Namibia, South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.

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

  • Nest site: soil (inferred from specimen data)

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • nasutus. Camponotus nasutus Emery, 1895h: 53, pl. 2, fig. 27 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Forel, 1914a: 269;
    • combination in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Santschi, 1921f: 311;
    • combination in C. (Myrmespera): Santschi, 1926c: 604.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Forel, 1910e: 451; Arnold, 1922: 668; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 989; Emery, 1925b: 140; Bolton, 1995b: 113.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus fenestralis, pretiosus, quadridentatus, quinquedentatus, subnasutus.

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

Description

Emery 1895i, page 53.
Emery 1895i, page 54.

References

  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64:15-56. (page 53, pl. 2, fig. 27 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 258, Combination in C. (Myrmotemnus))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 269, Combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Santschi, F. 1921f. Retouches aux sous-genres de Camponotus. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 61: 310-312 (page 311, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Santschi, F. 1926c. Nouvelles notes sur les Campontous. Rev. Suisse Zool. 33: 597-618 (page 604, Combination in C. (Myrmespera))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 579-674.
  • Emery C. 1895. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64: 15-56.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Lindsey P. A., and J. D. Skinner. 2001. Ant composition and activity patterns as determined by pitfall trapping and other methods in three habitats in the semi-arid Karoo. Journal of Arid Environments 48: 551-568.