Camponotus rudis

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

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Specimen labels

Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus rudis.

Identification

McArthur (2003) - Similar to Camponotus lownei. Distinguished by finely and densely punctate integument whereas in C. lownei it is mostly finely reticulate; with 5-10 erect setae on underside of the head and propodeum whereas C. lownei has > 10. Declining surface of propodeum is longer than the dorsal surface, in both.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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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.

  • rudis. Camponotus rudis McArthur, 2003: 11, figs. 9, 16 (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 and vertex mostly straight; clypeus anterior margin median section forming two projecting lobes with a concavity between; metanotum very wide.

Minor worker. Head sides straight and mostly parallel, vertex rounded, eyes placed at posterior third of the head; clypeus with a few long erect setae, sparse pubescence, anterior margin projecting convex; mesosoma dorsum evenly convex, propodeum angle in rear view very narrow.

Type Material

Etymology

So named because of the fine dense punctations from Latin rudis; rough, unpolished.

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