Camponotus atriceps (Smith, 1858)

Silva, Márcio Morais, Esbérard, Carlos Eduardo Lustosa, Mayhé-Nunes, Antônio José & Bueno, Cecília, 2019, Ants in the diet of Collared Anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pilosa, Myrmecophagidae), in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Check List 15 (6), pp. 1145-1151: 1147

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Camponotus atriceps (Smith, 1858)


Camponotus atriceps (Smith, 1858)  

Materials examined. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: along highway BR-040   4 workers, Station 4 (22°13′20″S, 043°07′38″W), C. Bueno coll., 11-II-2012 ( CEIOC 72734, 72735, 72736, 72737) GoogleMaps   . • 3 workers, Station 8 (21°57′05″S, 043°18′04″W), C. Bueno coll., 02-XI-2014 ( CEIOC 72738, 72739, 72740) GoogleMaps   .

Identification. Camponotus atriceps   ( Fig. 2A, B) was identified through a combination of characters described by Hashmi (1973) and Longino (2002). Body thickly covered by hairs, from head to gaster; in mesosoma, indistinctly marked, without defined lateral and dorsal regions; head sub-square, with occipital region presenting higher density of hairs; clypeus with a well-developed longitudinal median carina; antennal scapes fully covered with hairs; gaster usually with more hairs in dorsal view. There is a great variation in coloration, including bicolored with head dark brown and body yellow, or body entirely dark brown or entirely yellow.