Nest in ground.
McArthur (2003) - Similar to Camponotus lownei. Distinguished by the absence of long erect setae on the underside of the head; reduced numbers of long erect setae on all other parts. In both, propodeum declining surface longer than the dorsal surface; integument mostly finely reticulate; black, legs lighter.
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.
- simpsoni. Camponotus simpsoni McArthur, 2003: 12, figs. 11, 18 (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 straight and parallel; clypeus anterior margin projects forward, median section deeply concave, bounded by two teeth.
Minor worker. Head sides straight, tapering to the front, vertex convex, eyes close to corners; clypeus wide, frontal margin uniformly convex, projecting forward; node high, short longitudinally, summit blunt; mesosoma dorsal surface forming an even convexity.
- Holotype, worker, Cape Wellington, 15°09'S 124°50'E, Western Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
- Paratype, 3 workers, Cape Wellington, 15°09'S 124°50'E, Western Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Riot SAM Expedition, ANIC32-023589,
- Paratype, worker(s), Cape Wellington, 15°09'S 124°50'E, Western Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
Named after Antony Simpson a benefactor of the South Australian Museum.
- McArthur, A.J. 2003. New species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 127(1):5-14. PDF (page 12, figs. 11, 18 major, minor worker described)