Camponotus punctiventris

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Camponotus punctiventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. punctiventris
Binomial name
Camponotus punctiventris
Emery, 1920

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Biology

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Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • punctiventris. Camponotus (Myrmogonia) punctiventris Emery, 1920c: 31 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 112.

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 minor. Black; mandibles, base of scape and extremities of tarsi reddish; brown clypeus. The entire body is opaque, even at high magnification, very fine dense punctation in the middle of which pubigeri points are visible. On the gaster the pubigeri are microscopic and where it is weak causes the integument to be glossy. The anterior part of the head is opaque with large with large piligeri points scattered on the forehead, on the clypeus and on the cheeks; the shiny gaster has a weak blue reflection. Pubescence is very weak, very fine hairs on the clypeus and on the cheeks, scanty elsewhere.

The head of the worker media is as wide as it is long, a little narrower in front, with the occipital margin straight not concave; in the worker minor it is much rounded in front with a rounded occiput and the eyes are situated at the back. The clypeus is strongly carinated with a short lobe, wide and amply excised in the middle. The frontal ridges diverge strongly. The mandibles are strongly curved and glossy. The scape surpasses the occipital margin by 1/4 in the media and by 1/2 in the minor. The thorax is moderately robust, the profile is arched, the sloping face of the epinotum more or less joins the basal face in an acute angle very rounded. The node is short and large, the anterior face is convex. the posterior face is flat.

Kamerunga, Queensland (Podenzana); one specimen. L 5.2-6 mm.

References

  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 31, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 112, Combination in C. (Myrmophyma))