Camponotus subpilus

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Camponotus subpilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. subpilus
Binomial name
Camponotus subpilus
Shattuck, 2005

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The single known collection of this species consisted of workers foraging on vegetation in a rainforest. It is presumably arboreal nesting. (Shattuck 2005)

Identification

Shattuck (2005) - Minor. Enlarged hairs on pronotum present but limited to a band along the central 1/3 of its width; dorsal surface of head with scattered, widely spaced pubescence; mesonotum weakly arched and dorsum of mesosoma forming a shallow arch with the propodeum relatively high; dorsum of gaster the same colour as the mesosoma.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

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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.

  • subpilus. Camponotus subpilus Shattuck, 2005: 13, figs. 19-21 (w.) INDONESIA (Irian Jaya).

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

Description

Worker

Minor. (n=3): CI 87–89, HL 1.89–2.07 mm, HW 1.67–1.85 mm, ML 3.20–3.30 mm, MTL 2.21–2.24 mm, SI 131–151, SL 2.43–2.57 mm.

Minor. Posterolateral margin of head angular, the dorsal surface weakly convex, the lateral surface weakly concave, a ridge running from the eye to the posterolateral corner. Petiolar node low, block-like, its dorsal surface broadly convex. Individual erect hairs scattered on dorsum of mesosoma, petiole and gaster; enlarged yellow hairs present on central one-third of pronotum; pubescence thin and sparse across entire body. Colour black, gaster black with a small pale yellow spots on the anterolateral corners of the second tergite, legs dark red-black.

Type Material

Holotype worker and 2 worker paratypes from PT. Freeport Concession, Wapoga camp, 3,800ft., 3°14’S 136°57’E, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 29 April 1998, R. R. Snelling, montane primary rainforest, foragers on vegetation (holotype and 1 paratype in Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, 1 paratype in Australian National Insect Collection).

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