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Species: Camponotus auropubens   Forel, 1894 

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See Also:

Camponotus auropubens absalon, Camponotus auropubens argentopubens, Camponotus auropubens jacob

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Camponotus foraminosus r. auropubens Forel, 1894b PDF: 67 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: MOZAMBIQUE: Delagoa Bay [Maputo] (Liengme); CASENT0910475; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Santschi, 1915c PDF: 267 (in key); Arnold, 1924 PDF: 728; Emery, 1925d PDF: 131.

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Grande Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Madagascar, Mozambique, Seychelles
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100

R. Camponotus auropubensHNS, n. stirps .

Wie der Grandidieri, aber bis 9 mm. lang. Die grossen Gruebchen am Kopf sehr dicht, auf den Backen fast zu Netzmaschen werdend. Der ganze Koerper mit einer langen, starken, stark hellgoldglaenzenden Pubescenz bedeckt, die zwar noch zwischen sich die Sculptur sehen laesst, aber viel laenger und reichlicher ist als bei Grandidieri. Schwarz; Fuehler, Mandibeln und Vorderrand des Kopfes dunkelroethlich. Ganz hinten am Kopf verschwinden die grossen Gruebchen. In der Mitte des schimmernden, stark zerstreut punktirten Hinterleibes eine sammtschwarze Laengsbinde, ohne Haare und ohne zerstreute Punktirung.

Delagoa-Bay (Dr. Liengme).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in Lowland coastal, coraline island, 4 times found in coastal scrub, 7 times found in miombo woodland, 3 times found in dry forest, 4 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in along forested limestone ridge, 2 times found in tropical forest, 1 times found in riparian forest, 1 times found in casuarina forest, 1 times found in cashew/cultivated land.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex rotten log, 6 times Suryana sp., 2 times ex dead bamboo, 3 times ground forager(s), 1 times sifted litter, 3 times Scaevola taccada, 2 times on low vegetation, 3 times Ficus grevei, 3 times ex soil, 2 times Achyranthes sp., 2 times Tridax procumbens, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times Pitfall trap, 19 times beatting, 6 times Malaise trap, 7 times sweeping, 3 times beating low vegetation, 2 times search, 1 times UV light trap, 1 times Malaise, 3.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1125 meters, 114 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus foraminosus aldabrensis: casent0172791; Lectotype of Camponotus foraminosus auropubens: casent0910475; Lectotype of Camponotus olivieri freyeri: casent0910490; paralectotype of Camponotus foraminosus auropubens: casent0911819; paralectotype of Camponotus olivieri freyeri: casent0910489; syntype of Camponotus auropubens aldabrensis: casent0911834; type of Camponotus foraminosus r. aldabrensis: casent0104618, casent0104619; type of Camponotus foraminosus subsp. aldabrensis var. fryeri: casent0104617



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