Camponotus bifossus

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Camponotus bifossus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. bifossus
Binomial name
Camponotus bifossus
Santschi, 1917

Identification

Propodeum flat or weakly convex and scape without erect setae. Head sides; straight, strongly tapering. Vertex; convex. Setae; cheeks:absent. Setae; under head:absent. Setae; mesosoma dorsum: few long, thick, blunt. Integument; forehead: glossy. Propodeal angle; 90 -100 acute. Propodeal dorsum: straight. Ratio: propodeal dorsum/ declivity: about 1.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).


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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • bifossus. Camponotus (Colobopsis) bifossus Santschi, 1917b: 293 (s.) SOUTH AFRICA.

Description

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 89, catalogue)
  • Santschi, F. 1917b [1916]. Fourmis nouvelles de la Colonie du Cap, du Natal et de Rhodesia. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 85: 279-296 (page 293, soldier described)