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Species: Camponotus chalceus   Crawley, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus (Myrmosaga) chalceus Crawley, 1915b: 236 (s.w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


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

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 chalceus CrawleyHNS

Worker. HW 1.5 - 2.4; HL 1.7 - 2.35; PW 1.2 - 1.6. Black and red; finely punctate; pronotum and mesonotum evenly convex; declivity feebly concave; erect setae about EL scattered over mesosoma, more under and on front of head, absent on scapes, tibiae; node summit convex. Major worker. Head sides strongly convex; anterior clypeal margin middle half narrow, concave between two teeth. Minor worker. Head sides tapering forward; middle half of anterior clypeal margin nearly straight, projecting forward, bounded by wide angles.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Sandplain heath, 1 times found in Banksia woodland, white sand, 1 times found in Banksia woodland; white soil, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., urban environ., 1 times found in Mixed woodland (jarrah/marri/wandoo).

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times nest in tree branch, 1 times In termite nest, 1 times soil, 1 times On trunk of E. wandoo, 1 times On tree, 1 times On ground, 1 times Nest in Banksia, 1 times marri trunk.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Intercept trap, 1 times Pitfall.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus chalceus: casent0910366, casent0911753

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