Camponotus schulzianus

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Camponotus schulzianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmamblys
Species group: inquilinus
Species: C. schulzianus
Binomial name
Camponotus schulzianus
Zettel & Balàka, 2018

Only known from the type locality in Phang-nga Province, Thailand.

Identification

Minor worker: Head and scape orange; mesosoma orange brown with variable light or medium brown areas dorsally, especially on propodeum. Vertex domed. Clypeus basally shallowly emarginated, with a hardly traceable median carina. Flagellum of normal length. Pronotum with reduced sculpture, somewhat shiny, with long standing setae. Dorsal outline of mesonotum and propodeum slightly convex, in some specimens separated by a weak depression.

Major worker unknown.

The minor worker of C. schulzianus is similar to Camponotus inquilinus by colour and sculpture, but differs by a more highly raised vertex, a slightly different outline of the clypeus, a slightly stouter mesosoma, a more structured dorsal outline of the mesosoma including a slight depression in front of the propodeum, reddish brown antennomeres that are increasingly infuscated towards apex, and reddish distal tarsomeres. The eyes are slightly smaller than in C. inquilinus (EI 31–32 vs. 33–35); in full-face view, they are laterally not fully reaching the head sides in two of four specimens.

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Thailand.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • schulzianus. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) schulzianus Zettel & Balàka, 2018: 134, figs. 11-14 (w.) THAILAND.

Type Material

  • Holotype (minor worker #515; NHMW) from Thailand, Phang-nga Province, Khao Lak N.P., Thone Chong Fa Falls, N 8°40', E 98°18', 100–300 m a.s.l., leg. A. Schulz & K. Vock, #T13.
  • Paratypes (NHMW): 1 minor worker (#388), same label data; 2 minor workers (#401, 402), same label data except T14.

Description

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