Camponotus simillimus indianus

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Camponotus simillimus indianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. simillimus
Subspecies: C. simillimus indianus
Trinomial name
Camponotus simillimus indianus
Forel, 1879

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia (type locality), Panama, Peru.


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Biology

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps camponoti-indiani (a pathogen) (Araujo et al., 2018; Shrestha et al., 2017).

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • indianus. Camponotus sylvaticus r. indianus Forel, 1879a: 68 (s.w.q.) COLOMBIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 197 (l.). Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 82. Subspecies of rubripes: Forel, 1886f: 143. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 263. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1896d: 371; Forel, 1899c: 134 (footnote); Forel, 1904d: 177. Currently subspecies of simillimus: Santschi, 1922c: 101.

Description

References

  • Araújo, J.P.M., Evans, H.C., Kepler, R., Hughes, D.P. 2018. Zombie-ant fungi across continents: 15 new species and new combinations within Ophiocordyceps. I. Myrmecophilous hirsutelloid species. Studies in Mycology 90: 119–160 (DOI 10.1016/j.simyco.2017.12.002).
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 263, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 371, Race/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 82, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 68, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 143, Race of rubripes)
  • Forel, A. 1899h. Formicidae. [part]. Biol. Cent.-Am. Hym. 3: 105-136 (page 134, (footnote) Race/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1904e. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 48: 168-177 (page 177, Race/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Santschi, F. 1922d. Camponotus néotropiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 62: 97-124 (page 101, Subspecies of simillimus)
  • Shrestha B, Tanaka E, Hyun MW, Han JG, Kim CS, Jo JW, Han SK, Oh J, Sung JM, Sung GH. 2017. Mycosphere Essay 19. Cordyceps species parasitizing hymenopteran and hemipteran insects. Mycosphere 8(9): 1424–1442 (DOI 10.5943/mycosphere/8/9/8).
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953e. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae. Part II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 46: 175-217 (page 197, larva described)