Often found foraging on tree trunks during the day, nest in ground. (McArthur 2003)
McArthur (2003) - Slightly similar to Camponotus hartogi and Camponotus innexus. Distinguished by short white semicircular setae on propodeum dorsum in side view, underside of the head scapes and tibiae lacking erect setae, sparse erect setae on head, mesosoma, node and gaster, front of head finely and shallowly punctate otherwise finely reticulate, frontal carinae wide, propodeum dorsum straight, limbs and scape red brown otherwise colour variable from red to black often in patches, node parallel fore and aft, summit blunt; polymorphic.
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
Heterick (2009) - Not uncommon in the Darling Range, but described from Jupiter Creek near Adelaide.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
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.
- scotti. Camponotus scotti McArthur, 2003: 11, figs. 10, 17 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major worker. Metanotum a shallow transverse notch in largest major workers but fading in smaller workers, head wider at the back, vertex straight, anterior clypeal margin weakly projecting with two lobes on either side of a shallow concavity, frontal carinae wide, clypeus coarsely punctate.
Minor worker. Head sides near parallel, vertex convex, anterior clypeal margin projecting evenly convex.
- Holotype, minor worker, Scott Creek Conservation Park, 35°04'S 138°42'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
- Paratype, 3 workers, Jupiter Creek, 35°09'S 138°46'E, South Australia, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Shattuck,S.O., ANIC32-023551,
- Paratype, minor worker(s), Jupiter Creek, 35°09'S 138°46'E, South Australia, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
Named after Scott Ck. CP where the ant was first recognised.
- Heterick, B. E. 2009a. A guide to the ants of South-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76: 1-206. Part 1 PDF
- McArthur, A.J. 2003. New species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 127(1):5-14. (page 11, Figs. 10, 17 minor, major worker described)