The Ants of Africa
CHAPTER 3 - Mosaics - Evidence from Cameroun - Summary Table of Arboreal Surveys in Campo Forest - Dejean & colleagues
Mosaics - Introduction - Mosaics - Cameroun 3

D = Dominant, SD = subdominant, N = nesting, F = foraging, HB = hollow branch & epiphyte nests, indN = independent nests, GN = ground nesting

Cell background - CANOPY, SUBCANOPY (trunk), LOWER STRATUM (base of trunk).

Ant species Primary forest climax trees
(160 canopies, 20 vines)
Edge vegetation (369 plants)
Crematogaster depressa D, N & F; 87.4%
Crematogaster (Atopogyne) sp l D, N & F, 1.8%
Tetramorium aculeatum D, N & F (one vine) D, N & F, 9.2%
Oecophylla longinoda D, N & F, 6.0% D, N & F, 13%
Crematogaster striatula
D, GN or dead wood on trees, 25.5%
Pheidole megacephala
D, GN or dead wood on trees, 18.2%
Tetraponera aethiops
D only on Barteria fistulosa (6 plants)
Atopomyrmex mocquerysi
D on 1 plant, hollow branch nest
Crematogaster stadelmanni
D on 1.6%, carton nest on trunk
Tetramorium africanum
D, N & F on 2 plants
Platythyrea conradti F, HB
Tetraponera anthracina F, HB Nests in hollow branches
Tetraponera species F, HB
Cataulacus guineensis F, HB SD, 6 plants
Cataulacus lobata F, HB
Polyrhachis decemdentata F, HB
Camponotus brutus SD, F, indN (polydomous in dry branches) SD, 12.2%
Camponotus sp F, indN
Polyrhachis militaris F, indN
Camponotus flavomarginatus
nocturnal, 7 plants
Camponotus sp N
SD 16 plants
Camponotus sp 1
SD 1 plant
Camponotus sp 2
SD 2 plants
Polyrhachis laboriosa
SD 11 plants (rough carton nests)
Pheidole 3 spp Sole nest area
Anochetus sp indN
Crematogaster sp 2 indN
Pheidole 3 spp indN
Paratrechina sp indN
Cataulacus erinaceus
Nests in hollow branches
Cataulacus pullus
Nests in hollow branches
Pheidole sp 7, 8 & 9
GN, in dead wood, under bark, etc.
Discothyrea mixta indN
Discothyrea oculata indN
Pachycondyla sp indN
Monomorium draxocum indN
Oligomyrmex sp indN
Tetramorium camerunense indN
Odontomachus troglodytes
2003, 2004, 2011 - Brian Taylor CBiol FSB FRES
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