Camponotus xanthopilus

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

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Specimen labels

Known from the type material and a Ward collection from a rotting stump at the edge of a rainforest.

Identification

Shattuck (2005) - Dorsum of head with very fine leather-like sculpturing and relatively shiny; enlarged hairs absent from pronotum (but thin erect hairs present); entire dorsal surface of gaster covered with enlarged pale yellow hairs.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on specimens

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The above specimen data are provided by AntWeb. Please see Camponotus xanthopilus for further details

Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • xanthopilus. Camponotus xanthopilus Shattuck, 2005: 18, figs. 27-29 (w.) NEW GUINEA.

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=1, paratype): CI 95, HL 2.00 mm, HW 1.89 mm, ML 2.89 mm, MTL 2.05 mm, SI 124, SL 2.35 mm. Major worker (n=1, holotype): CI 100, HL 2.31 mm, HW 2.33 mm, ML 2.97 mm, MTL 2.04 mm, SI 95, SL 2.21 mm.

Minor, damaged, with cracked pronotum). Posterolateral surface of head rounding gradually from the dorsal to lateral surfaces, the posteroventral surface very weakly concave. Petiolar node forming tapering dorsally into a blunt angle. Individual erect hairs scattered on dorsum of mesosoma, petiole and gaster; enlarged yellow hairs present on dorsal surface of first three gastral tergites; pubescence thin and sparse across entire body. Colour black, legs and gaster dark red-black.

Major. Differing from minor worker in the typically broader head and more abundant hairs. Other characters as in minor worker.

Type Material

Holotype and paratype worker from Managalase area, 2500–3000ft., Northern District, Papua New Guinea, August 1965, R. Pullen (Australian National Insect Collection).

References