Camponotus scratius nuntius

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Camponotus scratius nuntius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. scratius
Subspecies: C. scratius nuntius
Trinomial name
Camponotus scratius nuntius
Forel, 1907

Identification

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.

  • nuntius. Camponotus scratius var. nuntius Forel, 1907h: 306 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 112. Currently subspecies of scratius: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 119.

Type Material

  • Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Dirk Hartog Brown Station, Western Australia, Australia.

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

Description

Worker minor. Length 3.6 mm. Pronotum, mesonotum and basal surface of the metanotum form, like michaelseni almost only one (only very weak or scarcely convex) straight surface. Behind the metanotum is almost like a blunt edge. But the declivity although somewhat convex, is almost vertical, high, is separated distinctly from the base surface. Thorax, antennae and the whole head brownish red. Everything else is similar to the worker minor of the type.

This variety is bigger than the type but only the minor worker is known.

Station 67, Dirk Hartog Brown Station. (Ein einziger )

References

  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 112, Combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Forel, A. 1907j. Formicidae. In: Michaelsen, W., Hartmeyer, R. (eds.) Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Band I, Lieferung 7. Jena: Gustav Fischer, pp. 263-310. (page 306, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 119, Subspecies of scratius)