Camponotus universitatis

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Camponotus universitatis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. universitatis
Binomial name
Camponotus universitatis
Forel, 1890

Camponotus universitatis is a species of ant in the genus Camponotus, the carpenter ants. It is native to Eurasia, where it has been recorded in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Bulgaria, and Turkey.[2]

This species is a parasite of other carpenter ants, such as Camponotus aethiops[2] and Camponotus pilicornis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Social Insects Specialist Group. 1996. Camponotus universitatis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Karaman, C., Kiran, K., Aksoy, V., & Camlitepe, Y. (2015). First record of the South European rare parasitic ant species Camponotus universitatis Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Asia. Journal of the Entomological Research Society, 17(1), 45.
  3. ^ Gulliem, R., Drijfhout, F., & Martin, S. J. (2014). Chemical deception among ant social parasites. Current Zoology, 60(1), 62.