Camponotus hispidus Emery 1906,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 48

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179222

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scientific name

Camponotus hispidus Emery 1906
status

 

Camponotus hispidus Emery 1906  . NEW STATUS.

Camponotus punctulatus  var. hispida Emery 1906: 190  . [syntype w examined, MCSN; Pilar, Encarnaci√≥n, Paraguay (Silvestri)].

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) punctulatus  var. hispida Emery. Emery 1925: 78  . Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) punctulatus  var. hispidus Emery. Kempf 1972: 70  .

Several species in the Camponotus punctulatus  complex occur in Paraguay and are among the more common groundnesting ants in open habitats. Camponotus hispidus  can be distinguished from the locally sympatric C. punctulatus Mayr  (syntype w examined, NHMW) by the more extensive pilosity on the head of the major  . Camponotus punctulatus  majors normally lack standing setae on the sides of the head and between the eye and the mandibular insertion, while C. hispidus  majors have numerous subdecumbent to suberect setae on the sides of the head and> 10 between the eye and the mandibular insertion. As the pilosity of C. hispidus  is more extensive than that of C. punctulatus  , the integument of C. hispidus  appears more densely and deeply punctate. Camponotus hispidus  is piceous to black in color, while C. punctulatus  in Paraguay is ordinarily bicolored with a reddish brown head and mesosoma a dark brown gaster. Since these two species are sympatric and distinct in Paraguay, there is no justification for retaining C. hispidus  as a subspecies.

NEW

University of Newcastle

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Camponotus

Loc

Camponotus hispidus Emery 1906

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

var. hispidus

Emery. Kempf 1972: 70
1972
Loc

var. hispida

Emery. Emery 1925: 78
1925
Loc

var. hispida

Emery 1906: 190
1906