Camponotus adami

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Camponotus adami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. adami
Binomial name
Camponotus adami
Forel, 1910

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Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • adami. Camponotus adami Forel, 1910b: 70 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales).
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 217 (l.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmogonia): Forel, 1914a: 269;
    • combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110;
    • combination in C. (Thlipsepinotus): Santschi, 1928e: 483.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 110; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 109; Taylor, 1987a: 10; Bolton, 1995b: 84; McArthur, 2007a: 336; McArthur, 2014: 116.

Type Material

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


Workers length 5.5 to 9mm.

Worker major. Mandibles with 7 teeth, glossy, feebly shagreem, strongly punctated. Clypeus keeled, bidented, having in the middle only a rudimentary anterior lobe, in all respects like C maculatus F. The head is trapezoidal, sides strongly convex, indented widened behind narrow at the front a little longer than wide. Frontal ridges are diverging and sinuous; frontal area rhombeform. The scape exceeds the occiput by 1/7 to 1/8 of its length. Thorax very convex, wide in front, narrow behind. Epinotum (= propodeum) very high, very narrow, without a sharp angle, without a basal surface but only with a very sharp obtuse edge, rounded, humped, inclined at the front, rather longer than the declivity to which it passes without a separation. Node narrow, thick at the bottom, sharp at the top. with a rounded protuberance under the petiole. Tibias have a series of weak spines on the inside edge.

Glossy, very weakly and finely shagreen; punctation sparse and very fine, visible but rather hidden on the head. A few red erect hairs on the body. Pubescence extremely sparse and fine a little more distinct on the limbs.

Black, mandibles and scapes brown; funicles tibias tarsi, light brown; coxa and femur yellow.

Worker minor. Head 1.5 longer than wide, compressed, wider behind, posterior margin straight, eyes large convex at the posterior third. Clypeus keeled, with a rounded anterior lobe. The scapes are very pitted and surpass the occipital border by more than half their length. The node is thicker than in the major worker, flat behind, the summit not quite sharp, a little obtuse. Thorax as in the major worker, the epinotum more elevated humped and compressed. Sculpture, pilosity and color the same as the worker major; punctation sparse and scarcely visible.

Bombala N.S.W. (Froggatt)

Closely related to insipidus Forel, but more pitted, antennae and feet longer, the epinotum of different form. Closely related to maculatus F.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 84, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 110, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Forel, A. 1910b. Formicides australiens reçus de MM. Froggatt et Rowland Turner. Rev. Suisse Zool. 18: 1-94 (page 70, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 269, combination in C. (Myrmogonia))
  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 483, combination in C. (Thlipsepinotus))
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1968a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 61: 205-222 (page 217, larva described)