| Camponotus pawseyi|
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)
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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Holotype, worker, Canunda Station, Millicent, Woakwine Range, 37°39'S 140°16'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
- Paratype, 5 workers, Canunda Station, Millicent, Woakwine Range, 37°39'S 140°16'E, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Pawsey,C.K., ANIC32-023590,
Named after C. K. Pawsey, a naturalist from Millicent, South Australia.
- 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 9, figs. 7, 14 major, minor worker described)