Colobopsis riehlii

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Colobopsis riehlii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Colobopsis
Species: C. riehlii
Binomial name
Colobopsis riehlii
Roger, 1863

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States.
Neotropical Region: Cuba (type locality), Greater Antilles.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • riehlii. Colobopsis riehlii Roger, 1863a: 159 (q.) CUBA. Combination in Camponotus (Colobopsis): Emery, 1889b: 517. Combination in Colobopsis: Ward, et al., 2016: 350.

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



Length, 6.5 mm. Pale reddish brown, shining. Thorax paler than the head; gaster dark brown, head and gaster sparsely (thorax apparently not at all) provided with short, erect hairs. Head throughout as in Colobopsis truncata. The sculpture is not so irregular as in this species, but consists of large, foveolate, shallow, somewhat shining punctures, each of which has a small puncture in its center; similar punctures are seen in truncata on the sides of the head. The frontal carinae are almost parallel, in truncata they converge distinctly in front. There are three large ocelli. In front and behind the thorax is delicately striolate-reticulate, but very sparsely punctulate on the mesonotal disc. Petiole rounded above. Gaster transversely rugulose. Wings hyaline, somewhat iridescent, with pale yellow veins and stigma. The neuration is exactly as in Camponotus.