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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) acvapimensis   Mayr, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

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

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915c PDF: 348 (m.); Arnold, 1922 PDF: 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.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
    Asia: 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: 8 times found in Savannah, 6 times found in Second. For., 5 times found in Gallery For., 4 times found in Cultives, 3 times found in Guinea savannah, 1 times found in floodplain, 1 times found in riparian, 1 times found in Savannah For..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Nest und.stone, 2 times on tree, 2 times associated with Pseudococcus on young cacao, 1 times on tree, with homoptera, 1 times on Netetu tree, 1 times on branch, 1 times ex. branch.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 18 times Hand, 4 times Winkler, 3 times yellow pan, 2 times Malaise, 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Sweep. Veg..

Elevations: collected from 150 - 931 meters, 315 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; type of Camponotus acvapimensis: focol2420, focol2421

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