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'''Silky Carpenter Ants'''
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'''Diagnosis''': Emery (1925), ''Workers and queens''. - Medium and elongated species; Forms of the subgenus T a11aemyrmex.
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Head of small workers made on type a, sometimes very long; In C. augustieejs, Emery (Plate 3, Fig. 3), the elongation and narrowness become extreme: the minimal worker has the head narrower in front than behind and the occipital edge shrinks.
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Chest of teenage workers continuous, sometimes the e.pinotum is impressed in the back of the saddle.
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Tegument matt, especially in the worker, coated with a silky pubescence more or less dense, especially the gastre.
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Mdle. - Like the previous subgenus.
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Geographical distribution of species. - India, all continental Africa, Mauritius, Canary Islands, Spain, Provence, Sicily, Calabria.'''
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This is currently a subgenus of ''[[Camponotus]]''.  Please see ''Camponotus'' for further information.
 
This is currently a subgenus of ''[[Camponotus]]''.  Please see ''Camponotus'' for further information.
 
==Nomenclature==
 
==Nomenclature==

Revision as of 20:43, 16 February 2017

Myrmosericus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmosericus
Forel, 1912
Type species
Formica rufoglauca, now Camponotus rufoglaucus

Camponotus rufoglaucus casent0903508 p 1 high.jpg

Camponotus rufoglaucus casent0903508 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

Silky Carpenter Ants

Diagnosis: Emery (1925), Workers and queens. - Medium and elongated species; Forms of the subgenus T a11aemyrmex. Head of small workers made on type a, sometimes very long; In C. augustieejs, Emery (Plate 3, Fig. 3), the elongation and narrowness become extreme: the minimal worker has the head narrower in front than behind and the occipital edge shrinks. Chest of teenage workers continuous, sometimes the e.pinotum is impressed in the back of the saddle. Tegument matt, especially in the worker, coated with a silky pubescence more or less dense, especially the gastre. Mdle. - Like the previous subgenus. Geographical distribution of species. - India, all continental Africa, Mauritius, Canary Islands, Spain, Provence, Sicily, Calabria.


This is currently a subgenus of Camponotus. Please see Camponotus for further information.

Nomenclature

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

  • MYRMOSERICUS [subgenus of Camponotus]
    • Myrmosericus Forel, 1912i: 91 [as subgenus of Camponotus]. Type-species: Formica rufoglauca, by subsequent designation of Wheeler, W.M. 1913a: 81.
    • [See note under Myrmosaulus.]

References

  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 613, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 115, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 236, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 104, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 91, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 259, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Forel, A. 1917. Cadre synoptique actuel de la faune universelle des fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 229-253 (page 250, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1913a. Corrections and additions to "List of type species of the genera and subgenera of Formicidae". Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 23: 77-83 (page 81, Type-species: Formica rufoglauca, by subsequent designation)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 704, Myrmosericus as subgenus of Camponotus)