family

FORMICIDAE

subfamily

Formicinae

genus

Camponotus

subgenus

Paramyrmamblys


ITIS

 

Camponotus kiusiuensis

Hymenoptera On-Line

 

Camponotus kiusiuensis

FORMIS

 

Camponotus kiusiuensis



species

Camponotus kiusiuensis


Japanese Name

Mikado-oo-ari

Original Reference

Santschi, F. (1937) Fourmis du Japon et de Formose. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 77: 361-388.

Description

Total length of workers around 8 - 11 mm. Body black, sometimes slightly brownish; legs brown. Anterior margin of clypeus medially concave. Posterodorsal corner of propodeum bluntly angulate in profile.

Remarks

This species nests in dead bamboo stems or trees. Its colonies occupy several small nests, each with less than 300 workers. For this reason queens are seldom found in nests (Ito et al., 1988). Foraging is largely nocturnal, but above-ground activity occurs during the day in dark forests (Sonobe, 1984). This species is rare on Hokkaido.

Distribution

Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yaku I.; Korean Peninsula.

References

  • Fourmis du Japon et de Formose. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 77: 361-388.
  • Ito, F., S. Higashi & Y. Maeta, (1988). Growth and development of Camponotus (Paramyrmamblys) kiusiuensis Santschi colonies (Hym., Formicidae). Ins. Soc., 35, 251-261.
  • Sonobe, R. (1984). Ants living in forest. . Insect (Kontyu-Aiko-Kai, Tochigi-ken), 35, 1-7. .

Editor

Original text by Mamoru Terayama, Masaaki Morisita and Keiichi Onoyama. English translation by Mamoru Terayama, edited by Robert W. Taylor.