Camponotus ruber

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Camponotus ruber
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. ruber
Binomial name
Camponotus ruber
Emery, 1925

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Specimen Labels

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria (type locality), Balearic Islands, Portugal, Spain.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • ruber. Camponotus (Myrmentoma) sicheli var. rubra Emery, 1925b: 121.
    • [First available use of Camponotus lateralis subsp. sicheli var. rubra Karavaiev, 1912a: 20 (w.q.) ALGERIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name (attributed to Forel).]
    • [Misspelled as rufa by Emery, 1925a: 63; Santschi, 1931a: 13.]
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1925a: 63 (in key).
    • Subspecies of sicheli: Santschi, 1925g: 359; Santschi, 1931a: 13; Ceballos, 1956: 313; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 195; Poldi, et al. 1995: 7.
    • Junior synonym of sicheli: Collingwood, 1978: 72; Bolton, 1995b: 121.
    • Status as species: Cagniant, 1996b: 92; Cagniant, 1996c: 252; Cagniant, 2006a: 194; Borowiec, L. 2014: 40.
    • [Note: in both Cagniant, 1996b, and Cagniant, 1996c, the name ruber/rubra is referred to Forel, 1894. There is no ruber/rubra in any of Forel's publications of that year, only a "variété rouge", which does not constitute a formal taxonomic name. Corrected to ruber Emery by Cagniant, 2006a: 194.]
    • Material of the unavailable name africanus referred here by Cagniant, 1996b: 92.

Taxonomic Notes

Seifert (2019): This taxon was described on the basis of workers and a gyne from Laverdure /Algeria. The original description indicates a relatedness to the Camponotus lateralis group but the mesosomal profile is reported to form a strongly rounded dorsocaudal corner of propodeum which should place the taxon near to Camponotus guanchus.

Description

References

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Abril S., C. Gómez. 2012. Lista actualizada de las especies de hormigas de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España) y primera cita de Monomorium andrei Saunders, 1890 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) de la isla Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 50: 403-407.
  • Arcos J., X. Espadaler, and C. Catarineu. 2013. New records of Temnothorax cristinae (Espadaler, 1997) from the south-east Iberian Peninsula and extension of its description. Iberomyrmex 5: 5-8.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., C. Galkowski, and S. Salata. 2015. What is Tetramorium semilaeve André, 1883? (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 512:39-62.
  • Cagniant, H.. "Les Camponotus du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): clé et catalogue des espèces." Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (N.S.) 32 (1996): 87-100.
  • Cagniant, H.. "Liste actualisee des fourmis du Maroc (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)." Myrmecologische Nachrichten 8 (2006): 193-200.
  • Karavaiev V. 1912. Ameisen aus Tunesien und Algerien, nebst einigen unterwegs in Italien gesammelten Arten. Rus. Entomol. Obozr. 12: 1-22.
  • Poldi B., M. Mei, and F. Rigato. 1995. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Vol 102. Checklist delle specie della fauna Italiana: 1-10.
  • Santschi, F.. "Fourmis d'Espagne et autres espéces paléartiques." EOS (Revista española de entomología) 1 (1925): 339-360.
  • Santschi, F.. "Inventa entomologica itineris Hispanici et Maroccani, quod a. 1926 fecerunt Harald et Håkan Lindberg. Fourmis du Bassin Méditerranéen occidental et du Maroc récoltées par MM. Lindberg." Societas Scientiarum Fennica (Helsingfors) 3 (14) (1931): 1-13.
  • Scupola I. 2009. Le formiche delle Isole Egadi (Sicilia) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona Botanica Zoologia 33: 97-103