Camponotus pompeius cassius

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Camponotus pompeius cassius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. pompeius
Subspecies: C. pompeius cassius
Trinomial name
Camponotus pompeius cassius
Wheeler, W.M., 1922

Identification

Distribution

Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 4.333333° to 0.516667°.

 
North
Temperate
North
Subtropical
Tropical South
Subtropical
South
Temperate

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Democratic Republic of Congo (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

Associations with other Organisms

Nematode

  • This species is a host for the nematode Mermithidae (unspecified "Mermix") (a parasite) in Congo (Wheeler, 1928; Laciny, 2021).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • cassius. Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) pompeius subsp. cassius Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 239, figs. 60, 61 (s.w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 89.
    • Subspecies of pompeius: Emery, 1925b: 89; Weber, 1943c: 332; Bolton, 1995b: 91.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 91, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 89, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 239, figs. 60, 61 soldier, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W.M. 1928. Mermis parasitism and intercastes among ants. Journal of Experimental Zoology 50: 165-237 (doi:10.1002/jez.1400500202).