Camponotus longifacies

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Camponotus longifacies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. longifacies
Binomial name
Camponotus longifacies
McArthur, 2003

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Specimen labels

B. B. Lowery inscribed on label “Nest in sandy soil, pasture and Callitris, neat crater”.

Identification

McArthur (2003) - One of the smallest Camponotus, similar to Camponotus sponsorum. Distinguished by the closely placed frontal carinae shown and by the long face in minor workers although interestingly the face of major workers is more square; clypeus in major workers with deep wide tentorial pits, mid section of clypeus is raised up between tentorial pits into a flattish plain above cheeks bounded by two longitudinal ridges, without carina, clypeus anterior margin has a deep central concavity bounded by two small teeth, whereas in C. sponsorum major workers clypeus not raised up, mid section of anterior margin convex with a weak central concavity and distinct carina.

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

Worker

Major

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • longifacies. Camponotus longifacies McArthur, 2003: 8, figs. 1, 4, 6, 13 (s.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 worker. Mesosoma forms an even convexity; propodeum angle indistinct; node summit, pointed in all directions.

Minor worker. Head sides straight tapering to the front; pronotum and mesonotum form an even convexity; node elongate, summit blunt; propodeum angle wide.

Type Material

Etymology

So named because of minor worker's distinctly long face.

References