Camponotus termitarius Emery 1902,

Wild, Alexander L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 48-49

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Camponotus termitarius Emery 1902
status

 

Camponotus termitarius Emery 1902  . NEW STATUS.

Camponotus punctulatus  subsp. termitarius Emery  1902: 297. [w syntypes examined, MCSN; Rio Grande do Sul; Brazil (Schupp)].

Camponotus (Myrmoturba) punctulatus  r. termitarius Emery. Forel 1913: 249  .

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) punctulatus  subsp. termitaria Emery. Emery 1925: 78. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) punctulatus termitarius Emery. Kempf 1972: 71  .

The aptly-named Camponotus termitarius  is most commonly collected from old termite mounds in low-lying pastures and pastizales. This ant should be treated as a full species. Camponotus termitarius  is locally sympatric with C. punctulatus  (syntype w examined, NHMW), shows consistent differences in nesting site ( C. punctulatus  is a generalist groundnesting ant), and is morphological distinct in a number of characters. First, C. termitarius  is more pilose, being intermediate in this regard between the relatively hirsute C. hispidus  and the relatively bare C. punctulatus  , lacking extensive standing hairs on the side of the head but bearing> 8 between the eye and the mandibular insertions. Second, the propodeum of C. termitarius  is lower, more elongate, and with a shorter declivitous face than that of C. punctulatus  . Third, the microsculpture of the gastric tergites is more extensive, giving the gaster a duller appearance than in either C. hispidus  or C. termitarius  . Finally, the pubescence is more extensive in C. termitarius  than in either C. hispidus  or C. termitarius  , with the fine appressed setae on the first gastric tergite separated by distances much shorter than the length of the setae and overlapping in places.

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Formicidae

Genus

Camponotus

Loc

Camponotus termitarius Emery 1902

Wild, Alexander L. 2007
2007
Loc

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) punctulatus termitarius

Emery. Kempf 1972: 71
1972
Loc

termitarius

Emery. Forel 1913: 249
1913