Camponotus acvapimensis Mayr,

Collingwood, C. A., Pohl, F., Güsten, R., Wranik, W., van Harten, A., 2004, The ants (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Socotra Archipelago, Fauna of Arabia 20, pp. 473-495: 488-489

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Camponotus acvapimensis Mayr


Camponotus acvapimensis Mayr  , 1862 Fig. 16

Camponotus acvapimensis Mayr  , 1862. - Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 664. (Ghana).

Camponotus acvapimensis  . - COLLINGWOOD 1985: 277; COLLINGWOOD & VAN Harten 1994: 39.

Specimens examined: Yemen, Socotra Island:spms from Adho Dimello , IV.1967, K.M. Guichard, NHMB  ; 6 ☿☿, Diksam Plateau, above camp , 12°32'N 53°59 E, 1000-1200 m, 22-24.II.1999, H. Pohl, HLMD-Hym-2100, NHCY  .

Remarks: This is a dull black ant of moderate size, which is commonly found throughout open forest in tropical Africa and extends to southern Arabia (Collingwood 1985). Hairs are present on the ventral head and on the vertex. Size variation in workers is low, the species appears monomorphic. In contrast, many other species of the genus (including the two others present on Socotra) show extensive size variation and allometric effects, making small and large workers appear very different.


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