Camponotus arcuatus aesopus

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Camponotus arcuatus aesopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. arcuatus
Subspecies: C. arcuatus aesopus
Trinomial name
Camponotus arcuatus aesopus
Forel, 1907


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • aesopus. Camponotus arcuatus var. aesopus Forel, 1907h: 302 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110. Currently subspecies of arcuatus: Taylor & Brown, D.R. 1985: 110.

Type Material

  • Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Mt. Robinson near Kalgoorlie, Western Ausstralia, Australia.

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


Worker minor Length 3.8mm. Strongly glossy, wrinkles not thick very shallow. Thorax even wider than the type. Pronotum width is greater than twice its length. The sides of the head are very straight and even more compressed than the type especially behind the eyes where the head is even more bordered. Pubescence over the whole body is a short very scattered insignificant. Otherwise like the type, which however is very dull, reticulate with a very obvious pubescence.

Station 91, Mt. Robinson near Kalgoolie W A. The Species type comes from Queensland.


  • 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. 1907j. Formicidae. In: Michaelsen, W., Hartmeyer, R. (eds.) Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Band I, Lieferung 7. Jena: Gustav Fischer, pp. 263-310. (page 302, worker described)
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 110, subspecies of arcuatus)