Camponotus cinereus notterae

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Camponotus cinereus notterae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cinereus
Subspecies: C. cinereus notterae
Trinomial name
Camponotus cinereus notterae
Forel, 1907

Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • notterae. Camponotus cinereus subsp. notterae Forel, 1907h: 303 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110.

Type Material

  • Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Gooseberry (as Grooseberry) Hill, Western Australia, Australia.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker minor-media. Mandibles much less curved with a straiter outer edge and much more strongly and thickly punctated than the type 7-8 teeth. Clypeus with a very pronounced frontal lobe, weakly carined. Head as with the type; but the eyes are round as circles, somewhat smaller. Scapes rather longer the shaft protrudes past the back of the head by half its length. Metanotum (= propodeum) as with ephippium, at least as so strongly concave saddle shaped (straight in the the type). The mesometanotal (= mesopropodeal) suture only weakly marked. Pronotum and node like the type; the last somewhat less thick. Limbs somewhat longer than the type; tibias cylindrical, with one row of 7-10 very distinct small spikes on the inner side. Glossy, sharper and less smoothly wrinkled than the type. Overall a rather dense grayish yellow pubescence, stronger than with the type, yet the sculpture is still visible underneath. The tibias have rather short rather rich diagonal upstanding hair, the scape has only a little upstanding hair. Black;mandibles and tibia reddish; scape and remainder of the limbs brownish; The membranes of the gaster are narrow brown yellow lines.

Station 152 Goosberry Hill

The subspecies notterae has the same form for the head and pronotum as with cinereus, whereas the metanotum (= propodeum) is like ephippium and tasmani. The main differences are strong enough to justify a subspecies. Compared with innexus Forel the clypeus, the form of the pronotum and the pilosity are quite different; even so as with hartogi Forel and oxleyi Forel.

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 110, Combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Forel, A. 1907j. Formicidae. In: Michaelsen, W., Hartmeyer, R. (eds.) Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Band I, Lieferung 7. Jena: Gustav Fischer, pp. 263-310. (page 303, worker described)