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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Camponotus maculatus

Here is a Camponotus species that jumps, not high just around half an inch. Camponotus maculatus pallidus has five morphological expressions in the worker's caste. There two major worker caste, one median and two minor. This species is of the Camponotus arrogans type of Camponotus.


The smallest worker is far left while the largest is far right, the larger minor workers (center), median workers (top left), smaller major workers (top right)

The major worker of a Camponotus maculatus pallidus
The major worker of a Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

The major worker of a Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

Major worker of a Camponotus species
The major worker of a Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

The minor worker of Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

The minor worker of a Camponotus maculatus pallidus
The minor worker od Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

Minor worker of Camponotus maculatus pallidus
The minor worker od Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

The median worker.

Top view of the major worker of Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

Major worker and minor worker of Camponotus maculatus pallidus
Size comparison between the two morphological expression of Camponotus maculatus pallidus.

Shield bugs protected and milked by Camponotus maculatus.


See also:
Camponotus auriventris
Camponotus gigas
Camponotus sp (colobopsis group)
Camponotus sp(10)
Camponotus suandersi (Colobopsis group)



Taxonomy:
Top Node: cellular organisms 131567
SuperKingdom: Eukaryota 2759
No Rank: Opisthokonta 33154
Kingdom: Metazoa 33208
No Rank: Eumetazoa 6072
No Rank: Bilateria 33213
No Rank: Coelomata 33316
No Rank: Protostomia 33317
No Rank: Panarthropoda 88770
Phylum: Arthropoda 6656
No Rank: Mandibulata 197563
No Rank: Pancrustacea 197562
Superclass: Hexapoda 6960
Class: Insecta 50557
No Rank: Dicondylia 85512
No Rank: Pterygota 7496
Subclass: Neoptera 33340
Infraclass: Endopterygota 33392
Order: Hymenoptera 7399
No Rank: Apocrita 7400
Suborder: Aculeata 7434
Superfamily: Vespoidea 34725
Family: Formicidae 36668
Subfamily: Formicinae 7479
Tribe: Camponotini 72773
Genus: Camponotus 13390
Species: maculatus pallidus

Last Updated: 2016 09 01
First Posted: 2011 07 27
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