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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) acvapimensis   Mayr, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

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

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as acwapimensis by Emery, 1877: 364; Emery, 1896j PDF: 372, and others.]
[Misspelled as akwapimensis by Forel, 1907h PDF: 16; Forel, 1910c PDF: 268, and others.]
Forel, 1915c PDF: 348 (m.); Arnold, 1922 PDF: 656 (s.q.)
Senior synonym of Camponotus mombassae: Wheeler, 1922: 948.
Senior synonym of Camponotus flavosetosus: Brown, 1956a PDF: 39.
See also: Menozzi, 1930b PDF: 118
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154

C. acvapimensis MayrHNS.

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

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 23 times found in Agricultural (Cassava farm)+Grassland, Dominant tree- Cocos nucifera, 15 times found in Reserve Area (Tropical grassland + Palm trees), 12 times found in Savannah, 11 times found in Reserve Area (Tropical grassland), open times found in woodland, 5 times found in Gallery For., 6 times found in Second. For., 5 times found in Agricultural (Cassava farm)+ Grassland, 4 times found in Cultives, 3 times found in Garden, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Nest und.stone, 2 times Foraging, 2 times on tree, 2 times Foraging on ground, 2 times associated with Pseudococcus on young cacao, 1 times on tree, with homoptera, 1 times On tree trunk, 1 times on Netetu tree, 1 times on branch, 1 times For. Trees, 1 times For. Tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 43 times Hand, 20 times Pitfall, 10 times Sardine Bait, 7 times Winkler, 5 times Jam Bait, 5 times Peanut Butter Bait, 5 times Preliminary, 2 times Turning over rocks, 3 times yellow pan, 3 times Pitfall Trap, 2 times Malaise, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2100 meters, 191 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1912-04-01 00:00:00.0 and 2020-05-01 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus flavosetosus: casent0903527; paratype of Camponotus flavosetosus: casent0903528; syntype of Camponotus acvapimensis: casent0915680; syntype of Camponotus acvapimensis poultoni: casent0910101, casent0910102; type of Camponotus acvapimensis: focol2420, focol2421

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