Camponotus peseshus

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Camponotus peseshus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. peseshus
Binomial name
Camponotus peseshus
Bolton, 1995

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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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.

  • nitidiceps. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) nitidiceps Viehmeyer, 1925b: 141 (s.w.q.) AUSTRALIA. [Junior primary homonym of nitidiceps Viehmeyer, above.] Replacement name: peseshus Bolton, 1995b: 117.
  • peseshus. Camponotus peseshus Bolton, 1995b: 117. Replacement name for nitidiceps Viehmeyer, 1925b: 141. [Junior primary homonym of nitidiceps Viehmeyer, 1916a: 156.]

Type Material

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

Worker major. The head form is very much like testaceipes, its sides at most a little more strongly convex and the lobe of the clypeus has a deep semicircular indentation, on both sides of the indentation always a dimple with hair in it. The scape extends over the posterior head by at least it greatest diameter. Mandibles with 5 teeth. Thorax similar to claripes, but with a sharper epinotum angle. Node thicker than with the latter, posterior flat, anterior convex, summit blunt. The whole body finely reticulate, glossy, the front of the head scarcely less glossy. None, or only simple coarse punctations on the anterior head. Pilosity as with claripes but no hairs on the cheeks; the tibias have a row of fine spines on the flexor surface. Black, limbs yellow, funiculus brownish yellow.

Worker minor. The lobe of the clypeus has a straight border, apart from the narrower head and flat back of head, quite like the worker major. Easily distinguished from the similar claripes by the wider head, the number of teeth on the mandibles, the cheeks free of bristles; the thicker node and darker coloring. Length,7.5-10 mm.

Queen Head narrower than the worker major much weaker narrowing anterior than with claripes, with strong rounded posterior corners. Scape extends over the posterior head by a generous third. Wings brownish. Length 10-11 mm.

Liverpool, Trial Bay. Nest in a rotten branch, high in a tree, in addition single specimens in scrub and forest.

References

  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 117, Replacement name for nitidiceps: new name, catalogue)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1925b. Formiciden der australischen Faunenregion. (Schluss.). Entomol. Mitt. 14: 139-149 (page 141, [Junior primary homonym of nitidiceps Viehmeyer, 1916a: 156.])