B. B. Lowery inscribed on label “Nest in sandy soil, pasture and Callitris, neat crater”.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
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
- Key to Australian Camponotus majors of the southwestern Botanical Province
- Key to Australian Camponotus minors of the southwestern Botanical Province
- Key to Australian Camponotus species
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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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.
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.
- Holotype, worker, 30mi. W Narrandera, 34°45'S 146°01'E, New South Wales, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Lowery,B.B., ANIC32-023592,
- Paratype, 4 workers, 30mi. W Narrandera, 34°45'S 146°01'E, New South Wales, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Lowery,B.B., ANIC32-023596,
- Paratype, 1 minor, 1 major worker, 30mi. W Narrandera, 34°45'S 146°01'E, New South Wales, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
So named because of minor worker's distinctly long face.
- 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 8, figs. 1, 4, 6, 13 minor, major worker described)