Camponotus setosus

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Camponotus setosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. setosus
Binomial name
Camponotus setosus
Shattuck & McArthur, 2002

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Specimen labels

This apparently uncommon species is restricted to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. All known collections consist of ground-foraging workers in open Eucalyptus woodlands.


Erect hairs present on tibiae. Metanotal groove a distinct, shallow trough. These two characters will separate this distinctive species from others in this group.

Keys including this Species


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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • setosus. Camponotus setosus Shattuck & McArthur, 2002: 81, figs. 41-43 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material


Minor worker

Pronotum and mesonotum form together an even, raised convexity followed by the angular trough of the metanotum, the weakly convex dorsal surface of the propodeum, a widely rounded angle and the straight posterior face. Entire body covered with dense flat lying pubescence, erect setae absent from antennae. Pubescence on posterior of gaster yellow, elsewhere white. Caster black, most of head, mesosoma and node black, the remainder with red patches; antennae dark brown; coxa and femora red, tibiae and tarsi brown.


Workers (n=4). CI 0.85 — 0.88; HL I.88mm — I .96mm; HW 1.64mm — I .69mm; ML 3.08mm — 3.20mm; MTL 2.34mm — 2.54mm; PnW 1.50mm — 1.54mm; SI 1.45 — 1.57; SL 2.45mm — 2.62mm.


Named after the abundant long setae present on most regions of its body.