Camponotus claripes orbiculatopunctatus

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Camponotus claripes orbiculatopunctatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. claripes
Subspecies: C. claripes orbiculatopunctatus
Trinomial name
Camponotus claripes orbiculatopunctatus
Viehmeyer, 1925

Identification

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • orbiculatopunctatus. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) claripes subsp. orbiculatopunctatus Viehmeyer, 1925b: 143 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

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

Description

Major worker. Head wider behind, narrower in front, with stronger convex sides, sculpture weaker, back of the head and sides almost completely smooth and very shiny. The dimples are not elongated. The thorax is without, or with a very indistinct metanotum. Epinotum in profile is convex but much flatter, basal and declining surfaces are of equal length (in the type the basal surface is shorter and the angle between them is much more bent) Only traces of long drawn out dimples. Flat lying covering of hairs on the body is somewhat longer: there is a sequence of pricks on the inner edge of the rear tibias (as with the type). Thorax is somewhat darker in the major worker also the upper half of the fore coxa and femurs are more or less darkened. Length 10mm.

Queen similar to the major worker; but the head is more trapeziform, to the front strongly narrowed, with straight sides and posterior border and not totally right angled posterior corners. Gaster black. Wings missing. Length 11.5mm

References

  • Viehmeyer, H. 1925b. Formiciden der australischen Faunenregion. (Schluss.). Entomol. Mitt. 14: 139-149 (page 143, soldier, worker described)