McArthur (2003) - Minor workers observed leaving and returning to nest during the day. The heads of major workers were sometimes observed blocking a nest entrance in heavy soil (G. Weber pers. comm. 2003).
McArthur (2003) - Similar to Camponotus chalceus. Minor workers distinguished by a covering of very fine dense white pubescence covering the reticulate integument whereas in C. chalceus pubescence is sparse, integument finely punctate; both mostly black, mesosoma usually with some red; propodeal dorsum concave.
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- fergusoni. Camponotus fergusoni McArthur, 2003: 7, figs. 2, 3, 12 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major worker. Head sides straight, weakly tapering to the front, vertex straight; clypeus with a few fine long setae, without pubescence; weakly projecting forward, anterior margin evenly concave; metanotum a distinct furrow; node parallel front and back, summit blunt; propodeal spiracle elongated; mesosoma and node covered with white fine short adpressed pubescence.
Minor worker. Head sides straight, tapering to the front, vertex convex; clypeus anterior margin median section wide, nearly straight, projecting forward, dense pubescence nearly hiding the integument; pronotum, mesonotum and half propodeum form an even convexity; node with a long flatly convex summit.
- Holotype, minor worker, Ferguson Conservation Park, 34°58'S 138°39'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
- Paratype, 2 minor workers, Ferguson Conservation Park, 34°58'S 138°39'E, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. ,
- Paratype, 1 minor worker, Ferguson Conservation Park, 34°58'S 138°39'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
Named after Ferguson Conservation Park, South Australia.
- McArthur, A.J. 2003. New species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 127(1):5-14. PDF (page 7, figs. 2, 3, 12 minor worker described)