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Species: Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) sericeus   (Fabricius, 1798) 

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Camponotus sericeus euchrous, Camponotus sericeus obtusus, Camponotus sericeus peguensis, Camponotus sericeus sanguiniceps, Camponotus sericeus sulgeri

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Formica sericea Fabricius, 1798 PDF: 279 (w.) SENEGAL. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1866b PDF: 886 (q.); Forel, 1886h PDF: 192 (m.); Forel, 1891c PDF: 56 (s.w.q.m.); Imai et al., 1984 PDF: 9 (k.).


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Indomalaya, Palearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus sericeus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 62, (download) 62 3923
Camponotus sericeus   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 91, (download) 91 8171
Camponotus sericeus   Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 886, (download) 886 4366
Camponotus sericeus   Forel, A., 1892, Liste der aus dem Somaliland von Hrn. Prof. Dr. Conr. Keller aus der Expedition des Prinzen Ruspoli im August und September 1891 zurà ¼ ckgebrachten Ameisen., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 8, pp. 349-354: 349, (download) 349 3934
Camponotus sericeus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 56-57, (download) 56-57 6734
Camponotus sericeus   Emery, C., 1893, Voyage de M. E. Simon à l'île de Ceylan (janvier - février 1892). 3 e Mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 62, pp. 239-258: 16, (download) 16 3767
Camponotus sericeus   Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: -1, (download) -1 3735
Camponotus sericeus   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 675-676, (download) 675-676 4445

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Deep sandy soil in undifferentiated woodland, 2 times found in date farm, 7 times found in Cultives, 2 times found in wadi, dry sandy riverbed, 4 times found in Savannah, 2 times found in Gallery For., 1 times found in gravel wash with Acacia gerrardii, 1 times found in roadside edge, 2 times found in Savannah For., 1 times found in Savannah Forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times ground forager(s), 2 times Foraging, 1 times stray workers, 1 times Nest und. stone, 1 times in branch, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times For. in aband. term..

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Nest sample ex soil, Hand collected, 18 times Hand, 2 times water traps, 1 times Winkler, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times Pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1949 meters, 433 meters average

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