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Species: Camponotus (Myrmosericus) auropubens   Forel, 1894 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Camponotus foraminosus r. auropubens Forel, 1894b PDF: 67 (w.) MOZAMBIQUE. Afrotropic. Primary type information: MOZAMBIQUE: Delagoa Bay [Maputo] (Liengme); CASENT0910475; MHNG AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Santschi, 1915c PDF: 267 (in key), 274; Arnold, 1924 PDF: 728; Emery, 1925d PDF: 131; Bolton, 1995b: 87; Rakotonirina et al., 2017 10.11646/zootaxa.4238.2.2 PDF: 218 (redescription).

Taxon Page Images:

Photos by Mostert Kriek, Waterkloof, Gauteng

// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Grande Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Madagascar, Mozambique, Seychelles, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Malagasy

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1894, Abessinische und andere afrikanische Ameisen, gesammelt von Herrn Ingenieur Alfred Ilg, von Herrn Dr. Liengme, von Herrn Pfarrer Missionar P. Berthoud, Herrn Dr. Arth. Müller, etc., Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 9, pp. 64-100

R. Camponotus auropubensHNS, n. stirps .

Wie der Grandidieri, aber bis 9 mm. lang. Die grossen Gruebchen am Kopf sehr dicht, auf den Backen fast zu Netzmaschen werdend. Der ganze Koerper mit einer langen, starken, stark hellgoldglaenzenden Pubescenz bedeckt, die zwar noch zwischen sich die Sculptur sehen laesst, aber viel laenger und reichlicher ist als bei Grandidieri. Schwarz; Fuehler, Mandibeln und Vorderrand des Kopfes dunkelroethlich. Ganz hinten am Kopf verschwinden die grossen Gruebchen. In der Mitte des schimmernden, stark zerstreut punktirten Hinterleibes eine sammtschwarze Laengsbinde, ohne Haare und ohne zerstreute Punktirung.

Delagoa-Bay (Dr. Liengme).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 21 times found in Lowland coastal, coraline island, 4 times found in coastal scrub, 2 times found in along forested limestone ridge, 3 times found in rainforest, 2 times found in tropical forest, 1 times found in casuarina forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex rotten log, 6 times Suryana sp., 2 times ground forager(s), 3 times Ficus grevei, 2 times Achyranthes sp., 3 times Scaevola taccada, 2 times Portulaca oleacera, 1 times on low vegetation, 2 times Guettarda speciosa L., 2 times Tridax procumbens, 2 times Tournefortia argentea, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times Pitfall trap, 19 times beatting, 6 times Malaise trap, 7 times sweeping, 2 times search, 1 times Malaise, 3, 1 times UV light trap.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1125 meters, 96 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1908-01-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-04-20 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus foraminosus aldabrensis: casent0172791; Lectotype of Camponotus olivieri fryeri: casent0910490; paralectotype of Camponotus olivieri fryeri: casent0910489; syntype of Camponotus auropubens aldabrensis: casent0917860; syntype of Camponotus auropubens aldabrensis: casent0911834; type of Camponotus foraminosus aldabrensis: casent0104618; Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Camponotus foraminosus aldabrensis fryeri: casent0104617



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