Camponotus lividicoxis

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Camponotus lividicoxis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. lividicoxis
Binomial name
Camponotus lividicoxis
Viehmeyer, 1925

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Identification

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Distribution

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.

  • lividicoxis. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) lividicoxis Viehmeyer, 1925b: 142 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

  • Camponotus (Myrmophyma) lividicoxis Viehmeyer, 1925: Syntype, worker(s), Trial Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

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

Description

Worker minor. Head rectangular, in front of the moderately convex eyes, completely straight parallel sides narrowing behind the eyes, posterior edge indented. Clypeus weakly keeled, in the middle a little projecting and cut at a wide angle and on both sides of the cut it is very flatly indented. Mandibles with 5 (?) teeth. The eyes are about an eyes length distant from the posterior corners of the head, with their anterior edge still behind the middle of the head. Scape protruding past the posterior border of the head by about 1/2 its length. Frontal area indistinct, frontal ridges less curved, strongly divergent towards the back; frontal groove distinct. Thorax somewhat similar to Myrmoturba, the profile domed in a rather flat curve except for the mesoepinotal suture. Pronotum is flat, almost somewhat broader than long, without shoulders with strong convex sides, anteriorly well rounded and much narrower posteriorly. Mesoepinotum and the mesoepinotal suture laterally somewhat constricted; mesonotum longer than wide. Basal surface of the epinotum in profile almost level and about 4 times as long as the very short almost concave sloping surface, their join is very weakly curved, almost indistinguishable. The node column shaped, low, about twice as high as long, weakly rounded, sloping to the front. The whole body is smooth with a faint silky sheen, head very narrow and finely reticulate. Thorax and Gaster with stretched out mesh almost striated; node and limbs more finely reticulate, only the mandibles with scattered punctations. Upstanding covering of hair fine very scattered, lacking on the limbs; flat-lying as well scattered short, on the limbs and on the gaster more distinct, on the gaster even longer. A row of barbs on the flexor surface of the limbs. Black, the extremities of the femurs and the trocanter a dirty brownish yellowish red, the tarses and the tips of the mandibles brownish yellowish red; the membranes of the gaster edged with brownish yellow. Length 6.5 mm Trial Bay.

References

  • Viehmeyer, H. 1925b. Formiciden der australischen Faunenregion. (Schluss.). Entomol. Mitt. 14: 139-149 (page 142, worker described)