Camponotus pawseyi

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

Nest in ground, AJM has observed major worker's head blocking the entrance, soil excavated from nest never seen near entrance, sometimes upper portion of entrance shaft lined with silk. (McArthur 2003)

Identification

McArthur (2003) - Minor worker similar to Camponotus tasmani. Distinguished by its uniformly convex vertex whereas in C. tasmani it is straight. In all other respects, similar to C. tasmani.

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.

  • pawseyi. Camponotus pawseyi McArthur, 2003: 9, figs. 7, 14 (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. Forehead swollen; anterior head (side view) weakly truncated, clypeus coarsely punctate with a distinct carina, anterior margin median section projects with a central concavity; mandibles striate; propodeum dorsal surface flat; node summit bluntly pointed; whole ant covered with plentiful erect setae; colour variable between black and red.

Minor worker Head sides straight, eyes near comers of head; clypeus anterior margin projecting convex crenate; 7 or 8 teeth; whole ant covered with plentiful erect setae, pubescence hiding integument; propodeum dorsum deeply concave; node summit convex; colour variable between black and red.

Type Material

Etymology

Named after C. K. Pawsey, a naturalist from Millicent, South Australia.

References