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Species: Camponotus acvapimensis   Mayr, 1862 

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Camponotus acvapimensis poultoni

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Camponotus acvapimensis Mayr, 1862 PDF: 664 (w.) GHANA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915c PDF: 348 (m.); Arnold, 1922: 656 (s.q.).
Senior synonym of Camponotus mombassae: Wheeler, 1922: 948; of Camponotus flavosetosus, Camponotus poultoni: Brown, 1956a PDF}: 39.
See also: Menozzi, 1930b PDF: 118.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
Faradje, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Garamba, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Bolengi, near Coquilhatville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Stanleyville, [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]]; Vankerckhovenville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Niangara, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Akenge, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin); Zambi, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]] (J. Bequaert). Of the numerous specimens of this small black species, thirty from Garamba and Niangara are from the stomachs of toads (Bufo regularis and funereus). A single major worker from Faradje is from the stomach of a frog (Rana occipitalis). The specimens from Bolengi were found nesting in the trunk of an oil-palm; some of those from Faradje were captured while attending plant lice on the young leaves of orange trees. The distribution of this species is shown on Map 40.

Mayr, G., 1895:
In Westafrika, und zwar: Los-Inseln, Grand Bassa und Junk River in Liberia, Old-Calabar, Camerun (Dr. Brauns), Sierra Leone (Belg. Museum).

Bernard, F., 1953:
Petit Insecte, noir mat, l'un des plus banaux ici, pullule dans certaines stations et parait manquer dans d'autres. Nion, savane de Keoulenta (tres commun), Yalanzou, Ziela (savane), commun; releves F et F p, cretes du Mont To a 1.600 m. (moins commun).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Elevations: collected from 366 - 931 meters, 554 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus flavosetosus: casent0903527; paratype of Camponotus flavosetosus: casent0903528; syntype (?) of Camponotus acvapimensis: casent0915680; syntype of Camponotus acwapimensis poultoni: casent0910101, casent0910102

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