Camponotus parius

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Camponotus parius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. parius
Binomial name
Camponotus parius
Emery, 1889

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Specimen Labels

Photo Gallery

  • Camponotus parius worker. Photo by Ants Kingdom Asia.
  • Mimetic spider of Camponotus parius. Photo by Ants Kingdom Asia.
  • Mimetic spider of Camponotus parius. Photo by Ants Kingdom Asia.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Bangladesh, India, Laos, Myanmar (type locality), Sri Lanka.
Palaearctic Region: China.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a prey for the tiger beetle Cicindela duponti (a predator) in Western Ghats, India (Sinu et al., 2006).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • parius. Camponotus micans r. paria Emery, 1889b: 513 (w.) MYANMAR.
    • Bingham, 1903: 364 (q.); Imai, et al. 1984: 9 (k.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1913k: 129.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list).
    • Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1892j: 238; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 246, 250 (footnote); Emery, 1895h: 48 (in key); Emery, 1895k: 479; Emery, 1895h: 48 (in key); Mayr, 1897: 432; Emery, 1901f: 121; Forel, 1907e: 19; Forel, 1908a: 6; Forel, 1911d: 382; Forel, 1911i: 227; Forel, 1913k: 129; Santschi, 1920h: 174; Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 545; Wheeler, W.M. 1923b: 6; Santschi, 1924c: 114; Emery, 1925b: 106; Wheeler, W.M. 1927b: 46; Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 10; Wheeler, W.M. 1927h: 101; Wheeler, W.M. 1928c: 32; Donisthorpe, 1929a: 448; Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 9; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 76; Menozzi, 1939a: 318 (in key); Donisthorpe, 1942d: 458; Donisthorpe, 1943b: 204; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 238.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 246; Rothney, 1903: 99; Bingham, 1903: 364; Donisthorpe, 1929a: 448; Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989a: 224 (in key); Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 31 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 116; Tiwari, 1999: 70; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000: 354; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 100; Mohanraj, et al. 2010: 6; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29; Bharti & Wachkoo, 2014a: 7 (in key); Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 25; Jaitrong, Guénard, et al. 2016: 28.

Description

Karyotype

  • 2n = 40, karyotype = 40A (India) (Imai et al., 1984).

References

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