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Camponotus (Myrmoturba) acvapimensis Mayr HNS

Faradje, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Garamba, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Bolengi, near Coquilhatville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Stanleyville, [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]]; Vankerckhovenville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Niangara, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Akenge, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin); Zambi, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]] (J. Bequaert). Of the numerous specimens of this small black species, thirty from Garamba and Niangara are from the stomachs of toads (Bufo regularis and funereus). A single major worker from Faradje is from the stomach of a frog (Rana occipitalis). The specimens from Bolengi were found nesting in the trunk of an oil-palm; some of those from Faradje were captured while attending plant lice on the young leaves of orange trees. The distribution of this species is shown on Map 40.

  • Wheeler, W. M. (1922): The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45, 39-269: 236-236, URL:http://plazi.org:8080/dspace/handle/10199/17097
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Taxonomic History

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

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: 39.
See also: Menozzi, 1930b PDF: 118.
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Distribution

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g
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Wheeler, W. M., 1922:
 Faradje, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Garamba, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Bolengi, near Coquilhatville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Stanleyville, [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]]; Vankerckhovenville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Niangara, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Akenge, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin); Zambi, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]] (J. Bequaert). Of the numerous specimens of this small black species, thirty from Garamba and Niangara are from the stomachs of toads (Bufo regularis and funereus). A single major worker from Faradje is from the stomach of a frog (Rana occipitalis). The specimens from Bolengi were found nesting in the trunk of an oil-palm; some of those from Faradje were captured while attending plant lice on the young leaves of orange trees. The distribution of this species is shown on Map 40.
 

Mayr, G., 1895:
 In Westafrika, und zwar: Los-Inseln, Grand Bassa und Junk River in Liberia, Old-Calabar, Camerun (Dr. Brauns), Sierra Leone (Belg. Museum).
 

Bernard, F., 1953:
 Petit Insecte, noir mat, l'un des plus banaux ici, pullule dans certaines stations et parait manquer dans d'autres. Nion, savane de Keoulenta (tres commun), Yalanzou, Ziela (savane), commun; releves F et F p, cretes du Mont To a 1.600 m. (moins commun).
 
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Faradje, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Garamba, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Bolengi, near Coquilhatville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Stanleyville, [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]]; Vankerckhovenville, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Niangara, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Akenge, [[soldier]], [[worker]] (Lang and Chapin); Zambi, [[soldier]], [[worker]]; Thysville, [[worker]] (J. Bequaert). Of the numerous specimens of this small black species, thirty from Garamba and Niangara are from the stomachs of toads (Bufo regularis and funereus). A single major worker from Faradje is from the stomach of a frog (Rana occipitalis). The specimens from Bolengi were found nesting in the trunk of an oil-palm; some of those from Faradje were captured while attending plant lice on the young leaves of orange trees. The distribution of this species is shown on Map 40.

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

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Petit Insecte, noir mat, l'un des plus banaux ici, pullule dans certaines stations et parait manquer dans d'autres. Nion, savane de Keoulenta (tres commun), Yalanzou, Ziela (savane), commun; releves F et F p, cretes du Mont To a 1.600 m. (moins commun).

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