Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus pitjantjatarae.
McArthur (2003) - Similar to Camponotus inflatus. Minor workers distinguished by mostly straight sides and vertex of head forming a triangle in front view; absence of erect setae on underside of head whereas C. inflatus head sides are convex with plentiful long erect setae on underside of head and elsewhere.
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.
- pitjantjatarae. Camponotus pitjantjatarae McArthur, 2003: 10, figs. 8, 15 (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 head sides mostly convex, clypeus anterior margin projecting, convex with a weak median concavity; node surrunit blunt; metanotum wide shallow indistinct.
Minor worker. Head triangular, sides straight; node parallel front and back, summit convex; scattered erect setae on front of head, mesosoma, node, gaster, none on scapes and legs; pronotum feebly margined in front; pronotum and mesonotum form a uniform convexity; propodeum dorsum straight.
- Holotype, minor worker, 6.4km W Mt. Lindsay, 27°02'S 129°49'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
- Paratype, 2 minor workers, 6.4km W Mt. Lindsay, 27°02'S 129°49'E, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Pitjantjatjara Lands Survey, ANIC32-023557,
- Paratype, 1 minor worker, 6.4km W Mt. Lindsay, 27°02'S 129°49'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
Named after the Aboriginal inhabitants of the Musgrave Ranges in the north of South Australia where the ant is found.
- McArthur, A.J. 2003. New species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 127(1): 5-14 (page 10, figs. 8, 15 minor, major worker described)