Camponotus Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Cyprus: generic synopsis and description of a new species

Sebastian Salata, Jakovos Demetriou, Christos Georgiadis, Lech Borowiec

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Abstract

Sixteen species of the genus Camponotus have been reported from Cyprus. Nevertheless, material sampling on the island confirms the presence of 10 species. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) troodosensis sp. nov. is described as a new species to science, collected from low and mid altitudes in pine forests of the Troodos mountain range. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) cf. vitiosus, an Eastern Palaearctic species, is recorded from the island only from a single site in the Cedar Valley and is presented for the first time as a new alien species. An identification key to the 10 species of Camponotus known from Cyprus is provided. Camponotus kiesenwetteri var. cypria Emery, 1920 is transferred from a junior synonym of Camponotus kiesenwetteri (Roger, 1859) to a synonym of Camponotus libanicus André, 1885, new synonymy.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere016007
JournalAsian Myrmecology
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • alien species
  • biological invasions
  • Cyprus
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • identification key
  • island endemics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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