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

Classification:
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See Also:

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

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

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.).
Combination in Lasius: Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 416.
Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 675.
Combination in Orthonotomyrmex: Ashmead, 1906 PDF: 31.
Status as species: Latreille, 1802a PDF: 117; Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 416; Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835 PDF: 217; Smith, 1858a PDF: 31; Mayr, 1862 PDF: 675 (redescription); Mayr, 1863a PDF: 401; Roger, 1863b PDF: 2; Mayr, 1865 PDF: 38; Mayr, 1866b PDF: 886; Walker, 1871: 9; Smith, 1871a PDF: 306; Emery, 1877: 364; Forel, 1879a PDF: 94; Emery, 1881b PDF: 526; André, 1882b PDF: 149 (in key); André, 1884f: 537; Forel, 1886h PDF: 192; Forel, 1891c PDF: 56 (redescription); Forel, 1892e PDF: 349; Forel, 1892k PDF: 231; Emery, 1892: 120; Emery, 1892f PDF: 566; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 251; Emery, 1893h PDF: 254, 257; Emery, 1895b PDF: 184; Emery, 1896j PDF: 376 (in list); Mayr, 1897 PDF: 435; Emery, 1897f PDF: 605; Emery, 1899a PDF: 501; Emery, 1901h PDF: 122; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 376; Mayr, 1904b PDF: 11; Mayr, 1907a PDF: 389; Mayr, 1907b PDF: 21; Forel, 1907i PDF: 91; Forel, 1908b PDF: 6; Forel, 1910c PDF: 268; Santschi, 1910c PDF: 393; Santschi, 1910f PDF: 234; Stitz, 1910: 149; Karavaiev, 1911b PDF: 11; Forel, 1913a PDF: 146; Forel, 1913l PDF: 129; Santschi, 1914b PDF: 134; Santschi, 1914d PDF: 381; Stitz, 1916: 397; Stitz, 1917 PDF: 351; Wheeler, 1922: 249, 973, 1050; Viehmeyer, 1923 PDF: 94; Arnold, 1924 PDF: 710; Emery, 1925d PDF: 125; Menozzi, 1926a PDF: 41; Santschi, 1926b PDF: 267; Santschi, 1929c PDF: 106; Karavaiev, 1929e PDF: 238; Mukerjee, 1930 PDF: 160; Menozzi, 1931a PDF: 155; Menozzi, 1932c PDF: 95; Menozzi, 1932e PDF: 454; Santschi, 1933b PDF: 107; Menozzi, 1933a: 112; Menozzi, 1934: 165; Mukerjee, 1934 PDF: 10; Santschi, 1934b PDF: 34; Santschi, 1934f PDF: 173; Santschi, 1935b: 277; Finzi, 1936 PDF: 190; Santschi, 1938a PDF: 43; Finzi, 1939a PDF: 160; Menozzi, 1939c: 108; Santschi, 1939f PDF: 167; Finzi, 1940 PDF: 164; Donisthorpe, 1942a PDF: 32; Donisthorpe, 1942d: 458; Weber, 1943d PDF: 338; Donisthorpe, 1947f PDF: 111; Bernard, 1948 PDF: 161; Bernard, 1950c PDF: 292; Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 242; Menozzi & Consani, 1952 PDF: 70; Bernard, 1953a PDF: 195; Collingwood, 1962c PDF: 229; Prins, 1963 PDF: 107; Pisarski, 1970a PDF: 323; Collingwood, 1985 PDF: 282; Kugler, 1988: 259; Bolton, 1995b: 123; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996 PDF: 374; Radchenko, 1996e: 1196 (in key); Radchenko, 1997d: 812; Tiwari, 1999 PDF: 69; Mathew & Tiwari, 2000 PDF: 356; Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005 PDF: 15; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006 PDF: 112; Vonshak & Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 39; Ionescu-Hirsch, 2009 PDF: 88; Collingwood et al., 2011 PDF: 451; Hita Garcia et al., 2013 PDF: 205; Sharaf et al., 2013 PDF: 570; Borowiec, 2014 PDF: 41 (see note in bibliography); Sharaf et al., 2018 10.20362/am.010004 PDF: 4; Madl, 2019 PDF: 14.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, 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, 2 times found in wadi, dry sandy riverbed, 7 times found in Cultives, 5 times found in Savannah, 1 times found in wooded Savanna, 1 times found in gallery forest, 1 times found in under fig trees next to small stream, moist soil, 1 times found in gravel wash with Acacia gerrardii, 1 times found in roadside edge, ...

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., 1 times Bait.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Nest sample ex soil, Hand collected, 19 times Hand, 8 times Pitfall trap, 2 times water traps, 2 times pitfall, 4 times By Hand, 2 times Winkler, 2 times Malaise trap, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times Nest, ...

Elevations: collected from 40 - 1949 meters, 441 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-12-01 and 2019-01-05

Type specimens:



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