Camponotus scotti

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Camponotus scotti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. scotti
Binomial name
Camponotus scotti
McArthur, 2003

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


Heterick (2009) - Not uncommon in the Darling Range, but described from Jupiter Creek near Adelaide.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • scotti. Camponotus scotti McArthur, 2003: 11, figs. 10, 17 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (South Australia).
    • Status as species: McArthur, 2007a: 333; Heterick, 2009: 67; McArthur, 2010: 86; McArthur, 2014: 160.

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.

Type Material


Named after Scott Ck. CP where the ant was first recognised.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • McArthur A.J. 2003. New species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 127(1): 5-14.