Camponotus suffusus bendigensis

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Camponotus suffusus bendigensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. suffusus
Subspecies: C. suffusus bendigensis
Trinomial name
Camponotus suffusus bendigensis
Forel, 1902

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Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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Nomenclature

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

  • bendigensis. Camponotus suffusus var. bendigensis Forel, 1902h: 493 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Crawley, 1921: 96 (m.). Combination in C. (Myrmosaulus): Emery, 1925b: 114.

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. Smaller; Length 7.8-9 mm. Body entirely black, limbs and funicles red. A strong indentation between mesonotum and metanotum(= propodeum), basal face rising in a slope after the indentation, instead of departing horizontally from the curve of the mesonotum as in the type. Basal face is shorter than the type, scarcely longer than the declivity; this latter is higher and more abrupt which renders the metanotum (= propodeum) sub cubic. Otherwise like the type suffusus but the head is narrower behind and the eyes are more convex.

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