Keys including this Species
- Key to Australian Camponotus majors of the southwestern Botanical Province
- Key to Australian Camponotus minors of the southwestern Botanical Province
- Key to Australian Camponotus species
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- discors. Camponotus maculatus st. discors Forel, 1902h: 497 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1915b: 99; Wheeler, W.M. 1915g: 814; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 102. Raised to species: Emery, 1920c: 8. Current subspecies: nominal plus angustinodus, laetus, yarrabahensis.
- Camponotus maculatus discors Forel, 1902: Syntype, worker, Pera Bore, New South Wales, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection.
- Camponotus maculatus discors Forel, 1902: Syntype, 1 worker, Wooroloo, Western Australia, Australia, Western Australian Museum.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Workers 7 to 10mm Major worker. Clypeus subcarined,lobe short and trapezoidal. Mandibles punctate, with a few striations. The head in the case of the major is almost as wide and convex as testaceipes of which it has the same form. A close neighbor of walkeri from which it differs especially by the presence of a lobe on the clypeus. The middle and posterior tibias have a range of strong spines. Pilosity is very sparse. The tibias and scapes are without erect hairs. The metanotum (= propodeum) has, as it were, 3 faces separated indistinctly by curves: a short basal face, then a median face in profile concave in the middle in the case of the major worker, then the declivity. The pronotum, mesonotum and basal face of the metanotum (= propodeum) form together a strong convexity. The node is of moderate thickness. Glossy and weakly shagreen. The head, except the occipital angles, the mesonotum and matanotum are a dark chestnut brown; the abdomen except the base and the occipital angles are a lighter brown; pronotum, node, tarses and antennae yellowish red; the rest of the limbs and the base of the gaster just as the front of the head in the minor worker, pale yellow. The minor worker has a rectangular head with a very distinct posterior border and it has very large eyes.
Pera Bore, N.S.Wales (Froggatt) This group constitute a transition from the group maculatus to the Australian group testaceipes, walkeri etc.
- Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 96, catalogue)
- Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 8, raised to species)
- Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 102, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
- Forel, A. 1902j. Fourmis nouvelles d'Australie. Rev. Suisse Zool. 10: 405-548 (page 497, soldier, worker described)
- Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 99, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
- Wheeler, W. M. 1915h. Hymenoptera. [In "Scientific notes on an expedition into the north-western regions of South Australia".]. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 39: 805-823 (page 814, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))