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Camponotus ligniperda on a oak leaf
Camponotus ligniperda on a oak leaf


Camponotus ligniperda
Camponotus ligniperda in the order Hymenoptera belong to the family Formicidae, the subfamily Formicinae, the tribe Camponotini, and the genus Carpenter ants (Camponotus). Camponotus ligniperda are one of the largest species in Central Europe. Queens reach body lengths of 16 to 18 mm, workers, 6-14 mm, and males 8-12 mm. Their entire body is shiny. The abdomen is mostly black. The legs, Mesosoma and first abdominal segments (petioles) are reddish brown.
Ant - Camponotus ligniperda on a oak
Ant - Camponotus ligniperda on a oak
Camponotus ligniperda prefer warm and dry habitats. They live in deciduous forests, mixed forests and grasslands with shrubs. They feed on honeydew from aphids and on the sweet and juicy parts of plants. They also prey on other creatures. The area in which these ants forage for food has a radius of about 40 metres.
Camponotus ligniperda - Brown-Black Ant
Camponotus ligniperda - Brown-Black Ant
The young ants overwinter twice in the nest which is built in the dead wood of trees and located up to three metres in height. The major part of the nest is under the soil. Some nests are only in the ground. After reaching sexual maturity, the young ants swarm from the nests on warm afternoons in May and June New colonies can be founded either by individual queens or by several Queens. In the latter case the eggs of the queens are stored commonly in a single breeding chamber , and care of the brood is shared.


Camponotus (Camponotus) ligniperda
Subspecies7
German namesRoßameise, Braunschwarze Rossameise
Dutch namesGewone reuzenmier, Reuzenmier
Finnish namesPunahevosmuurahainen
Swedish namesJordhästmyra
AuthorLatreille, 1802
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania))), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Liechtenstein), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Andorra)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Montenegro (Montenegro)), Bulgaria, Greece, Albania), East Europe (Ukraine, Belarus)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (China (Central China (North-central China (Hunan)), West China (Northwest China (Xinjiang))), Korea (South Korea))), West Asia (Near East (Turkey))
Russia
America
South America
Colombia
North America
USA
Africa
North Africa
Morocco


Ecozones: Palaearctic

Distribution by Synonymus:
Camponotus ligniperdus   Hunan, Morocco, USA, Xinjiang
CountriesAlbania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine
Distr. infoEndemic to this region
Links and ReferencesCamponotus ligniperda in dyntaxa.se
Camponotus ligniperda in Antwiki (English)
Camponotus ligniperda in Antweb (English)
Camponotus ligniperda in Antcat (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Camponotus ligniperda on a oak leaf
2. Ant - Camponotus ligniperda on a oak
3. Camponotus ligniperda - Brown-Black Ant
Quick search: Camponotus - Ligniperda - Care - Black - Ant - Brown
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyFormicoidea
Ants
FamilyFormicidae
Ants
SubfamilyFormicinae
TribeCamponotini
GenusCamponotus
Carpenter ants, Black carpenter ants, Sugar ants, Black carpenter ant, Carpenter Ant
SubgenusCamponotus
Carpenter ants, Black carpenter ants, Sugar ants, Black carpenter ant, Carpenter Ant
Speciesligniperda
Camponotus ligniperda
AuthorLatreille, 1802
 
Synonyms
Camponotus herculeanoligniperdus
Camponotus herculeanus ligniperda
Camponotus ligniperdus
Camponotus obsoleta
Formica ligniperda
Formica obsoleta
 
Subspecies
Camponotus ligniperda afer
Camponotus ligniperda herculeano
Camponotus ligniperda herculeano-ligniperda
Camponotus ligniperda herculeano-ligniperdia
Camponotus ligniperda nigrescens
Camponotus ligniperda obscuripes
Camponotus ligniperda pictus
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