Camponotus hartogi

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Camponotus hartogi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. hartogi
Binomial name
Camponotus hartogi
Forel, 1902

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Specimen Labels

Synonyms

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Heterick (2009) - Southern distribution, found in SA, Vic and WA.

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.

  • hartogi. Camponotus hartogi Forel, 1902h: 500 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1974a: 61 (l.). Combination in C. (Myrmepomis): Forel, 1914a: 273; in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 111. Senior synonym of ferruginipes: Brown, 1956a: 40.
  • ferruginipes. Camponotus (Myrmosaga) ferruginipes Crawley, in Poulton & Crawley, 1922: 125 (s.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 111. Junior synonym of hartogi: Brown, 1956a: 40.

Type Material

  • Camponotus hartogi: Holotype, worker, Yarra District, Victoria, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.
  • Camponotus (Myrmosaga) ferruginipes Crawley, 1922: Holotype, worker, near Healesville, Victoria, Australia, museum unknown (probably UMO (Oxford)).

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

Description

Worker (Probably media) Length 9 mm. Mandibles short, the outer border a little curved, probably armed with 6 teeth, punctate and finely shagreen. Clypeus weakly convex scarcely sub lobed (rounded lobe) strongly indented in the middle of the anterior border and also laterally, without a keel, the sides diverging strongly to the front. Frontal ridges indistinct; frontal groove distinct. Frontal ridges strongly sinuous and diverging. The eyes at 2/5 of the posterior. The head as wide as long, in a short trapeze, rounded; posterior border weakly and widely concave. The scapes pass the occiput by 1/4 of their length. Pronotum wider than long, flat above, margined at the front and sides except for the posterior angles flatter and less shouldered than ethicus of Madigascar. Mesonotum sub depressed, sub edged. Metanotum compressed; basal face sub bordered three times as wide as long, twice as long as the declivity. Node very thick, convex in front and behind, with an obtuse border. Tibias cylindrical, with a range of little spines. Sub opaque (micans). Head and pronotum densely reticulate punctate; the remainder rather shagreen or wrinkled transversely. Punctation very sparse and very fine, almost none at all except on the gaster and front of the head. Pilosity erect reddish yellow, sparse on the body and scapes, none on the limbs. Pubescence is flat lying and sparse, fine and very distinct everywhere. Black; limbs red; borders of the gastric segments yellow.

Yarra Districts, Victoria.

References

  • Brown, W. L., Jr. 1956c. Some synonymies in the ant genus Camponotus. Psyche (Camb.) 63: 38-40 (page 40, Senior synonym of ferrunginipes)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 111, Combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Forel, A. 1902j. Fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 405-548 (page 500, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 273, Combination in C. (Myrmepomis))
  • Heterick, B. E. 2009a. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. Part 1 PDF
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1974a. Ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae: third supplement. J. Ga. Entomol. Soc. 9: 59-64 (page 61, larva described)