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Species: Camponotus ceriseipes   Clark, 1938 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus (Myrmophyma) ceriseipes Clark, 1938: 378, figs. 17-19 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Oceania: Australia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Australasia

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: McArthur, A. J., 2007, A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 290-351

Camponotus ceriseipes ClarkHNS

Worker. HW 1.2 - 4.1; HL 1.4 - 3.4; PW 1.0 - 2.5. Head same color as mesonotum (red to black); posterior mesonotum feebly convex immediately anterior of metanotal groove (more so in minors), node broadly rounded above; tibiae and scapes lacking erect setae, propodeum with> 10 erect setae, scattered on dorsum; (generally node is higher and narrower, integument shiny in ceriseipesHNS compared with prosseri.) Scapes relatively short in minors, SI <1.5. Major worker. Metanotum distinct, propodeal dorsum feebly convex, sometimes slightly stronger near metanotum; angle well rounded; node summit rounded, posterior surface feebly concave near summit; anterior clypeal margin broadly convex across entire width, scarcely projecting, with a weak carina; head, mesosoma, node and gaster with scattered long setae. Minor worker. Anterior propodeal region feebly concave, posterior region straight, angle distinct and widely rounded, PD / D nearly 2; node summit rounded; head, mesosoma, petiole and gaster with scattered long setae; anterior clypeal margin convex, carina distinct. (This species can be confused with prosseri; in larger minor workers of ceriseipesHNS scape is relatively short, but this difference is minimal in smaller workers.)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Limestone mallee, 2 times found in Mallee, 2 times found in Coastal dune, white sand, 2 times found in coastal shrub, 2 times found in coastal shrubs, 1 times found in mallee woodland, 1 times found in Banksia scrub, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in sandhills with Triodia, 1 times found in Coastal sand plain and heath, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Nest in sand, 2 times Under rock, 1 times Nest under stone, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times foraging on soil, 1 times forager under shrub, 1 times flight intercept trap with trough, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times Under limestone rock, 1 times soil.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 457 meters, 153 meters average

Type specimens: syntype: anic32-017676; syntype of Camponotus ceriseipes: antweb1008143



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