Camponotus aureopilus

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Camponotus aureopilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. aureopilus
Binomial name
Camponotus aureopilus
Viehmeyer, 1914

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Specimen Labels



Shattuck (2005) - Minor. Enlarged hairs absent from pronotum (but thin erect hairs present); enlarged hairs on gaster limited to a small central cluster.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (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.

  • aureopilus. Camponotus (Myrmogonia) aureopilus Viehmeyer, 1914c: 531 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Stitz, 1938: 119 (q.). Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110; in C. (Thlipsepinotus): Santschi, 1928e: 483. Senior synonym of velutinus: Shattuck, 2005: 4.
  • velutinus. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) aureopilus var. velutina Stitz, 1938: 120 (w.) NEW GUINEA. Junior synonym of aureopilus: Shattuck, 2005: 4.

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



Shattuck (2005) - Minor. (n=2): CI 92–94, HL 1.80–2.21mm, HW 1.65–2.08mm, ML 2.78–3.19mm, MTL 2.06–2.25mm, SI 120–139, SL 2.29–2.50mm.

Minor. Posterolateral margin of head angular, the dorsal surface weakly convex, the lateral surface weakly concave, a ridge running from just below the eye to the posterolateral corner. Petiolar node tapering dorsally into a blunt angle. Individual erect hairs scattered on dorsum of mesosoma, petiole and gaster; enlarged yellow hairs present on central region of the gastral dorsum; pubescence abundant on entire body. Colour black, gaster dark red-black, legs dark red.


  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 110, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Santschi, F. 1928e. Nouvelles fourmis d'Australie. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 56: 465-483 (page 483, combination in C. (Thlipsepinotus))
  • Shattuck, S. 2005. Review of the Camponotus aureopilus species-group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), including a second Camponotus with a metapleural gland. Zootaxa 903: 1-20 (page 4, senior synonym of aureopilus subsp. velutina)
  • Stitz, H. 1938. Neue Ameisen aus dem indo-malayischen Gebiet. Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berl. 1938: 99-122 (page 119, queen described)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1914c. Papuanische Ameisen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1914: 515-535 (page 531, worker described)