Camponotus malleensis

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

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Specimen Labels

A mallee ant, little is known about its biology.

Identification

McArthur (2007) - The presumed nearest relative Camponotus scotti has sparse long erect setae on its mesosoma.

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.

  • malleensis. Camponotus malleensis McArthur, 2007b: 109, 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 plentiful erect setae; dorsum uniformly weakly convex; metanotum shallow, indistinct; propodeal angle rounded, about 150°; ratio dorsum/declivity about 1.5; node on the petiole with anterior face convex, summit blunt, posterior face straight. Head: sides convex, tapering to the front; vertex straight, head width greatest anterior to eye level, anterior frontal area distinct; frontal carinae wide; clypeus anterior margin projecting with a strong concavity; median clypeal carina indistinct; plentiful erect setae under head. Appendages: indistinct flat-lying setae on outside of tibiae and scape. Colour: yellowish brown, head darker, legs lighter.

Minor Mesosoma: in lateral view, with plentiful erect setae on mesosoma and on node on the petiole, uniformly weakly convex; metanotum indistinct; propodeal angle rounded, about 150°; ratio dorsum/declivity about 2; declivity straight; node on the petiole with anterior face convex, summit convex, posterior face straight. Head: sides straight, weakly tapering to the front; vertex weakly convex; head width greatest at eye level; frontal area indistinct; frontal carinae wide; clypeus anterior margin projecting with a strong concavity; median clypeal carina distinct; plentiful erect setae under head. Appendages: distinct flat-lying setae on outside of tibiae; setae on scape raised to about 5°. Colour: mesosoma yellowish brown, head darker, legs lighter.

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

Type Material

Etymology

Named after Mallee the name of a growth form of Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) the ant's habitat.

References