Camponotus pitjantjatarae

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

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus pitjantjatarae.

Identification

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

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.

  • 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.

Description

Worker

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.

Type Material

Etymology

Named after the Aboriginal inhabitants of the Musgrave Ranges in the north of South Australia where the ant is found.

References

  • 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)