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Species: Camponotus (Mayria) quadrimaculatus   Forel, 1886 

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See Also:

Camponotus quadrimaculatus opacatus, Camponotus quadrimaculatus sellaris

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

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

Taxonomic history

[Camponotus quadrimaculatus Forel, 1879a PDF: 115. Nomen nudum.].
[Misspelled as 4 maculatus by Forel, 1907i PDF: 91.].
Forel, 1891c PDF: 58 (s.q.m.).
Combination in Camponotus (Mayria): Emery, 1925d PDF: 123.
Status as species: Forel, 1891c PDF: 58 (redescription); Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 249; Emery, 1896j PDF: 374 (in list); Forel, 1907i PDF: 91; Wheeler, 1922: 1046; Emery, 1925d PDF: 123; Bolton, 1995b: 119.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Distribution: Grande Comore – Mayotte. Recorded from Madagascar.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus quadrimaculatus n. sp.  Forel, A., 1886, Diagnosies provisoires de quelques espèces nouvelles de fourmis de Madagascar, récoltées par M. Grandidier., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique, Comptes-rendus des Seances 30, pp. 101-106: 102, (download) 102 3920
Camponotus quadrimaculatus   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: 58-59, (download) 58-59 6734

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 63 times found in tropical dry forest, 38 times found in rainforest, 41 times found in deciduous spiny forest, 30 times found in spiny deciduous forest, 20 times found in gallery forest, 23 times found in open area near stream, 20 times found in spiny forest, 16 times found in dry wash, 18 times found in dry deciduous forest, 7 times found in Disturbed montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 65 times ex rotten log, 27 times on low vegetation, 15 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 13 times ground forager(s), 2 times under rotten log, 3 times sifted litter, 3 times ex dead twig above ground, 2 times under tree bark, live tree, 2 times ground nest, 2 times ex rotting tree stump, 1 times under stone, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 170 times Malaise trap, 30 times Malaise, 16 times beating low vegetation, 7 times 9 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 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 pitfall trap, 3 times yellow pan trap, YP 25 trap transect, 1 times beating forest, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1990 meters, 593 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1990-11-22 and 2015-08-14

Type specimens: type of Camponotus quadrimaculatus: casent0104625

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