Camponotus densopilus

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Camponotus densopilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. densopilus
Binomial name
Camponotus densopilus
Shattuck, 2005

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Specimen Labels

This type material was found in rainforest and consisted of foragers from a log.


Shattuck (2005) - Minor. Enlarged hairs on pronotum present, yellow and covering the entire dorsal surface; pubescence on dorsum of head thin and widely spaced.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia, New Guinea (type locality).

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Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Camponotus densopilus for further details




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

  • densopilus. Camponotus densopilus Shattuck, 2005: 8 figs. 7-12 (s.w.) NEW GUINEA.

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



Minor (n=3): CI 90–93, HL 1.73–2.06 mm, HW 1.56–1.91 mm, ML 2.87–3.00 mm, MTL 1.99–2.17 mm, SI 128–146, SL 2.27–2.45 mm. Major worker (n=2): CI 101–105, HL 2.54–3.16 mm, HW 2.56–3.31 mm, ML 3.19–4.47 mm, MTL 2.17–2.28 mm, SI 71–90, SL 2.31–2.36 mm.

Minor. Posterolateral margin of head angular, the dorsal surface weakly convex, the lateral surface weakly concave (more so in smaller workers, less so in larger workers), a ridge running from the eye to the posterolateral corner. Petiolar node tapering dorsally into a blunt angle. Individual erect hairs scattered on dorsum of mesosoma, petiole and gaster; enlarged yellow hairs present on dorsal surface of pronotum; pubescence thin and scattered across entire body. Colour black, legs red-black.

Major. Differing from minor worker in the enlarged head, higher, more angular propodeum and overall larger size. Other characters as in minor worker.

Type Material

Holotype worker and 17 worker paratypes from PT. Freeport Concession, Wapoga camp, 3,800ft., 3°14’S 136°57’E, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 20 April 1998, R. R. Snelling, montane primary rainforest, foragers running on log (holotype and 11 paratypes in Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, 2 paratypes in Australian National Insect Collection, 2 paratypes in The Natural History Museum, 2 paratypes in Museum of Comparative Zoology).