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Species: Camponotus (Mayria) quadrimaculatus

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

2 subspecies

Camponotus quadrimaculatus Forel, 1886c PDF: cii (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 58 (s.q.m.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus quadrimaculatus opacatus, Camponotus quadrimaculatus sellaris.

See Also:

Camponotus quadrimaculatus immaculatus, Camponotus quadrimaculatus opacatus, Camponotus quadrimaculatus sellaris

Distribution:

Distribution: Grande Comore – Mayotte. Recorded from Madagascar.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Emery, C., 1899:
[[ worker ]]. Colore e forma della var. immaculata, le curvature del torace un poco piu accentuate che in quella forma, ma molto meno che nella subsp. sellaris . La scultura e piu fitta e forte che nelle altre varieta, per cui il capo e in massima parte opaco e il torace sub-opaco.
Le raccolte del Sig. Mocquerys comprendono pure esemplari dei C. cervicalis Rog. , Hildebrandti For., Dufouri For., Hova For., Radamae For., Christi For. (typ), robustus Rog., Edmondi E. Andre con la var. Ernesti For. e Grandidieri For.

Forel, A., 1886:
— Ouvriere. Long., 5 a 7,6 mill. Stature du C. nitens Mayr , mais rattache par son metanotum au C. ephippium Sm. et surtout au C. Valdezix Forel. Tete des [[ worker ]] major cordiforme, tres grosse, a cotes fort convexes, nettement excavee derriere. Mandibules a six dents, poilues, a gros points enfonces epars, tres finement ridees et reticulees. Chaperon carene, prolonge devant, au milieu, en un lobe presque rectangulaire (a bord anterieur legerement concave). Thorax etroit, elargi devant, retreci derriere. Pronotum et mesonotum regulierement conveves. Face basale du metanotum distinctement excavee longitudinalement en forme de selle. Face declive courte, presque plane. Le passage entre les deux faces du metanotum est arrondi en bosse. Ecaille basse, assez epaisse, large en haut, fortement convexe devant, plane derriere. Pattes moyennes.
Tete ponctuee en facon de de a coudre et peu luisante chez les [[ worker ]] major, finement reticulee et tres luisante chez les [[ worker ]] minor. Quelques gros points enfonces peu profonds sur les joues et sur le front. Thorax tres finement reticule-ride transversalement. Abdomen tres finement ride transversalement, a points enfonces epars.
Pubescence tres courte et tres fine, d'un blanc jaunatre, dispersee sur tout le corps, un peu plus abondante que chez le C. sylvaticus i. sp., du reste analogue. Pilosite dressee assez longue, d'un blanc jaunatre, eparse un peu partout, absente sur les tibias et sur les scapes.
Noir, luisant. Une grosse tache blanchatre, carree-arrondie, de chaque cote des deux premiers segments abdominaux, en dessus. Pattes et antennes brunes. Moitie anterieure des mandibules brun rougeatre. Devant de la tete, une partie du pronotum et les angles posterieurs de la tete souvent d'un brun marron fonce. Bord posterieur des segments abdominaux jaunatre.
Madagascar (M. Grandidier).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 62 times found in tropical dry forest, 36 times found in rainforest, 41 times found in deciduous spiny forest, 29 times found in spiny deciduous forest, 20 times found in gallery forest, 21 times found in open area near stream, 19 times found in spiny forest, 15 times found in dry wash, 18 times found in dry deciduous forest, 7 times found in Disturbed montane forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 164 times Malaise trap, 24 times Malaise, 7 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 15 times beating low vegetation, 7 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 7 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 3 times pitfall trap, PF 50 tube sample transect, 5m, 4 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 3 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 3 times pitfall trap, 2 times at light, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1990 meters, 581 meters average

Type specimens:

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