family

FORMICIDAE

subfamily

Formicinae

genus

Camponotus

subgenus

Myrmentoma


ITIS

 

Camponotus nipponensis

Hymenoptera On-Line

 

Camponotus nipponensis

FORMIS

 

Camponotus nipponensis



species

Camponotus nipponensis


Japanese Name

Kebuka-tsuya-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 4 - 5 mm. Body black to blackish brown. Anterior margin of clypeus with a median notch. Dorsum of mesosoma with more than 20 long, flagellate hairs; similar hairs also present on petiolar dorsum.

Remarks

This species is easily separated from the other Japanese members of subgenus (Myrmentoma) by the abundant long hairs on its mesosoma and petiole. It is distributed from lowlands to lower mountainous regions and is relatively rare.

Distribution

Honshu; Korean Peninsula.

References

  • Fourmis du Japon et de Formose. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 77: 361-388.

Editor

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