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Species: Camponotus mystaceus   Emery, 1886 

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See Also:

Camponotus mystaceus exsanguis, Camponotus mystaceus kamae

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Camponotus mystaceus Emery, 1886b PDF: 356, pl. 17, fig. 3 (s.w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1924 PDF: 675 (q.).

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366

2. Camponotus mystaceusHNS n. sp.

[[ worker ]] Major. Testacea, capite rufescente, mandibulis, antennis, tibiis, tarsis, abdomineque supra fuscescentibus, subtiliter reticulata et sparse punctata, capite thoraceque subopacis, abdomine parum nitidiore; corpus nudum, setis abstantibiis vix ullis, tibiis pube adpressa brevissima et parca, sine puis abstantibiis, margine flexorio, spinularum duplici serie. Caput magnum, transversum postice excavatum, clypeo hand lobato, convexo, obtuse carinato, serie transversa setarum longissimarum ferrugineo-rufescen-tium (fig. 3), mandibulis haud latis, punctatis, margine masticatorio valde obliquo, 5 - dentato, dente apicali maximo, marginibus longe fulvo-setosis, externo subtus silicato; thorax dorso continuo, metanolo compresso, angulo obtuso, rotundata; squama cuneiformis, margine superiore acuto, facie anteriore parum convexa. L. 14 mm.

[[ worker ]] Minor. Parum pallidior, capite haud transverso, postice rotundato, medio parum emarginato; clypeus et mandibulae ut in [[ worker ]] majore; thorax dorso magis convexo, metanoti angulo nullo; squama crassior et obtusior, facie anteriore a latere visa obtuse angulata., L. 8 1 / 2 - 10 mm.

[[ male ]] Niger, alis hyalinis, testaceo-venatis; insignis clypei serie transversa setarum fuscarum. L. 9 - 10 mm.

Di questa specie singolare, ho un [[ worker ]] maggiore, alcuni minori e due [[ male ]]. La serie di setole che forma come un baffo e assolutamente caratteristica, e non si ritrova in nessun' altra forma del ge: aere: anche la forma delle mandibole e alquanto insolita.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Lydenburgia - Euclea Open Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Olifantshoek Plains Thornveld, open woodland, 1 times found in Cape Flats Dune Strandveld, 1 times found in grassland, 1 times found in Grassland/shrubland between Rooikat hut and stream..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand collected, 1 times Sweep netting at night, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Sweep netting.

Elevations: collected from 25 - 1580 meters, 1042 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011892; syntype of Camponotus mystaceus: casent0905188, casent0905189



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