Camponotus augustei

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Camponotus augustei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. augustei
Binomial name
Camponotus augustei
Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914

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Specimen Labels

One of numerous endemic Hispaniola Camponotus species that we known very little about.

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Dominican Republic, Greater Antilles, Haiti (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • augustei. Camponotus christophei subsp. augustei Wheeler, W.M. & Mann, 1914: 59 (s.w.) HAITI. Combination in C. (Myrmeurynota): Emery, 1925b: 168. Raised to species: Wheeler, W.M. 1936b: 207.

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

Description

Worker

Major

Length 5-6 mm.

Closely resembling the preceding species in form, sculpture, pilosity and color but differing in having the petiole somewhat broader and in completely lacking the two pale bands of long appressed pubescence on the gaster.

Minor

Length 4.5-5.5 mm.

Differing from the major worker in its somewhat smaller average size, smaller head, slightly narrower thorax, less convex and more sloping epinotum, and narrower and less reflected and less angular pronotal borders. The gaster is covered uniformly with short, sparse, blunt, white pubescence, like that on the head and thorax.

Type Locality Information

Described from six major and four minor workers found running about on leaves at Petionville.

Etymology

This subspecies is dedicated to the late president of Haiti, M. Tancrede Auguste.

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 168, combination in C. (Myrmeurynota))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1936c. Ants from Hispaniola and Mona Island. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 80: 195-211 (page 207, raised to species)
  • Wheeler, W. M.; Mann, W. M. 1914. The ants of Haiti. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 33: 1-61 (page 59, soldier, worker described)
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