Camponotus samius,

Salata, Sebastian, Khalili-Moghadam, Arsalan & Borowiec, Lech, 2020, Review of the Camponotus samius complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Turano-Balkan region, with the description of a new species from Iran, Zootaxa 4763 (4), pp. 545-562: 547

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4763.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3B0E1BAD-72EE-4E68-ABF2-6EE3F9792A94

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3804800

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BC9E52-FB47-5B0E-FF3D-D195FA04E18A

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Carolina

scientific name

Camponotus samius
status

 

Key to species of the Camponotus samius  complex from Turano-Balkan region

1. Scape and hind tibia with suberect, short setae and additional long, erect setae.....................................2.

-. Scape and hind tibia with only suberect, short setae; long, erect setae absen.......................................3.

2. Mesosoma reddish to reddish brown, head and gaster always darker coloured than mesosoma, partly to completely brown to almost black, legs reddish brown to pale brown ( Fig. 17, 18View FIGURES 17–18). Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and Syria............ C. festai Emery 

-. Head, mesosoma and gaster uniformly coloured, brown to almost black, legs dark brown ( Fig. 19View FIGURES 19–21). Iraq.... C. riedeli Pisarski 

3. Gena without erect setae ( Figs 20, 21View FIGURES 19–21). Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia and western Turkey..... C. ionius Emery 

-. Gena with numerous erect setae ( Figs 7, 8View FIGURES 7–8, 22–25View FIGURES 22–25)...........................................................4.

4. Base of gaster distinctly paler coloured than the rest of gastral tergites, mesosoma partly yellowish-red to red, occasionally uniformly brown ( Figs 15, 16View FIGURES 15–16). Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria.................................. C. samius Forel 

-. Gaster uniformly black, sometimes minor workers with the base of gaster indistinctly brighter, mesosoma in both minor and major workers uniformly brown to black ( Figs 1, 2View FIGURES 1–2, 5, 6View FIGURES 5–6, 13, 14View FIGURES 13–14)...............................................5.

5. Mesosoma in both major and minor workers slimmer, with rounded propodeal angle ( Figs 13, 14View FIGURES 13–14). Petiolar node in major worker stout with distinctly convex anterior surface ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 9–10), in minor worker triangular in profile ( Fig. 14View FIGURES 13–14). Legs in minor workers usually partly reddish-brown. Central and southern Greece.............................. C. laconicus Emery 

-. Mesosoma in both major and minor workers stouter, in major worker with angulate propodeal angle ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1–2). Petiolar node in both major and minor workers slim with only slightly convex anterior surface ( Figs 6View FIGURES 5–6, 9View FIGURES 9–10). Legs in minor workers mostly dark brown. Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province of Iran........................................ C. bakhtiariensis  sp. nov.