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Species: Camponotus claripes   Mayr, 1876 

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See Also:

Camponotus claripes inverallensis, Camponotus claripes nudimalis, Camponotus claripes orbiculatopunctatus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Camponotus claripes Mayr, 1876 PDF: 64 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1902j PDF: 496 (q.).
Senior synonym of Camponotus piperatus: McArthur, 2009 PDF: 274.

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 claripes MayrHNS

Worker. HW 0.9 - 2.7; HL 1.5 - 2.85; PW 0.85 - 1.65. Yellow brown, legs lighter; glossy; dense long erect setae on all surfaces of head, less on mesosoma, short raised to 20° on scapes and tibiae, flatlying, short, widespread not over- lapping on mesosoma. Major worker. Head sides mostly slightly convex; vertex straight; anterior clypeal margin bounded by angles with a concavity between; mesosoma dorsum slightly convex; propodeal angle well rounded. Minor worker. Head sides straight, parallel, much longer than wide; head thin (lateral view); vertex convex; anterior clypeal margin median third projecting, convex, sometimes with a wide central concavity; mesosoma dorsum slightly convex; propodeal angle well rounded; large eyes.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in native veg., rural environ., 2 times found in Modified wandoo woodland near paddock, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyllous forest, 1 times found in Mallee woodland, 1 times found in Mallee-saltbush near RH, 1 times found in Mixed woodland (jarrah/marri/wandoo), 1 times found in Open woodland near roadside, 1 times found in Chenopod shrubland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 8 times soil, 2 times Marri trunk, 1 times Wandoo trunk, 1 times Under stone, 1 times Powder bark wandoo trunk, 1 times On tree, 1 times On ground, 1 times On Eucalypt trunk, 1 times Nest under tree limb, 1 times Nest under lateritic stone, 1 times Near base of Eucalyptus wandoo; townsite, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times By hand, 3 times Pitfall, 2 times Tree trap, 3 times Bark trap, 1 times Bucket trap, 1 times direct collection, 1 times Intercept trap, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 40 - 60 meters, 50 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus claripes: casent0915750, casent0915751



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