Camponotus guidae

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Camponotus guidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. guidae
Binomial name
Camponotus guidae
McArthur, 2007

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Specimen Labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus guidae.

Identification

McArthur (2007) - The presumed nearest relative Camponotus simpsoni has short setae on its scape raised to about 45°.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • guidae. Camponotus guidae McArthur, 2007b: 107, figs. (w.) AUSTRALIA.

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

Description

Worker

Major Mesosoma: in lateral view, with a few scattered erect setae, glossy; pronotum convex; mesonotum weakly convex; metanotum a trench; propodeal dorsum convex anteriorly then mostly straight; propodeal angle indistinct about 170°; ratio dorsum/declivity indistinct, about 1; node on the petiole with anterior face straight, summit sharp, posterior face straight. Head: sides convex, tapering to the front; vertex straight; width greatest behind eyes; frontal area indistinct; frontal carinae much wider at the centre than at the front; clypeus anterior margin projecting, bounded by obtuse corners with a weak concavity between; clypeus surface near nude; median clypeal carina distinct; erect setae under head < 10. Appendages: flat-lying setae on outside of tibiae raised to < 10°, flat-lying setae on scape indistinct. Colour varies from dark brown to black, legs much lighter and yellowish.

Minor Mesosoma: in lateral view, with a few scattered erect setae, glossy; forms a uniform convexity; propodeal angle indistinct; node on the petiole with anterior face straight, summit sharp, posterior face straight. Head: sides convex parallel; vertex straight; width greatest at eyes; frontal area indistinct; frontal carinae mostly parallel; clypeus anterior margin projecting, convex; clypeus surface near nude; median clypeal carina distinct; erect setae under head < 10. Appendages: flat-lying setae on outside of tibiae raised to < 10°; flat-lying setae on scape indistinct. Colour varies from dark brown to black, legs much lighter and yellowish.

The species is presumed dimorphic due to the absence of medium workers in the SAMA collection.

Type Material

Etymology

From Latin guida = guide, named after Guides Australia (formally Girl Guides) who administer the property "Douglas Scrub" where the species was found.

References