Camponotus discors yarrabahensis

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Camponotus discors yarrabahensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. discors
Subspecies: C. discors yarrabahensis
Trinomial name
Camponotus discors yarrabahensis
Forel, 1915

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.

  • yarrabahensis. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. yarrabahensis Forel, 1915b: 98 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 102. Currently subspecies of discors: Emery, 1920c: 8.

Type Material

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

Description

Worker major Length 7.4-7.6 mm. Much smaller, than discors For. and even like the augustinota For. The head is also much narrower and longer. Mandibles with 7 teeth. Thorax more weakly and evenly convex as with discors. The node lower and thicker. The tibia have no trace of barbs on them and are thinner. The body is quite smooth and glossy, only very weakly and finely wrinkled. The back of the head is only very weakly concave. The scape extends beyond the posterior margin of the head by more than a quarter, almost a third of its length. No trace of upstanding or flat lying hair is visible on the legs and scapes as with discors. The upstanding covering of hair is very sparse on the body, several hairs on the clypeus and cheeks. The flat lying pubescence is very sparse throughout, brownish yellow, limbs reddish yellow.

Worker minor Length 4.9-6 mm. The head is 1.5 times longer than wide, weakly convex sides, somewhat narrowed in front and behind, somewhat more behind than in front, with a distinct, even somewhat edged posterior margin. Eyes only a little behind the middle. The lobe of the clypeus forms a right angle, as with the major worker; the clypeus has only a suggestion of a keel. The scape extends over the back of the head by more than half its length. Quite bright reddish yellow with a light brownish gaster.

Yarrabah, Malanda (Queensland). The head of the specimen from Malanda (worker minor) has a distinct posterior margin, as the one from Yarraba.

References

  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 8, Subspecies of discors)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 102, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 98, soldier, worker described)