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Species: Camponotus densopilus   Shattuck, 2005 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus densopilus Shattuck, 2005 PDF: 8 figs. 7-12 (s.w.) NEW GUINEA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Indonesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Shattuck, S. O., 2005, Review of the Camponotus aureopilus species-group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), including a second Camponotus with a metapleural gland., Zootaxa 903, pp. 1-20

Camponotus densopilusHNS new species (Figs 7-12)

Diagnosis (minor worker). Enlarged hairs on pronotum present, yellow and covering the entire dorsal surface; pubescence on dorsum of head thin and widely spaced.

Description (minor worker). Posterolateral margin of head angular, the dorsal surface weakly convex, the lateral surface weakly concave (more so in smaller workers, less so in larger workers), a ridge running from the eye to the posterolateral corner. Petiolar node tapering dorsally into a blunt angle. Individual erect hairs scattered on dorsum of mesosoma, petiole and gaster; enlarged yellow hairs present on dorsal surface of pronotum; pubescence thin and scattered across entire body. Colour black, legs red-black.

Description (major worker). Differing from minor worker in the enlarged head, higher, more angular propodeum and overall larger size. Other characters as in minor worker.

Measurements. Minor worker (n=3): CI 90-93, HL 1.73-2.06mm, HW 1.56- 1.91mm, ML 2.87-3.00mm, MTL 1.99-2.17mm, SI 128-146, SL 2.27-2.45mm. Major worker (n=2): CI 101-105, HL 2.54-3.16mm, HW 2.56-3.31mm, ML 3.19-4.47mm, MTL 2.17-2.28mm, SI 71-90, SL 2.31-2.36mm.

Material Examined. Holotype worker and 17 worker paratypes from PT. Freeport Concession, Wapoga camp, 3,800ft. GoogleMaps, 3°14'S 136°57'E, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 20 April 1998, R. R. Snelling, montane primary rainforest GoogleMaps, foragers running on log (holotype and 11 paratypes in LACM, 2 paratypes in ANIC, 2 paratypes in BMNH, 2 paratypes in MCZC). GoogleMaps

Comments. This species, known from a single collection, was found in rainforest where the workers were foraging on a log.

FIGURES 7-9. C. densopilusHNS new species , intermediate worker. Fig. 7, front of head; Fig. 8, dorsum of mesosoma; Fig. 9, side of body.

FIGURES 10-12. C. densopilusHNS new species , major worker. Fig. 10, front of head; Fig. 11, dorsum of mesosoma; Fig. 12, side of body.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in montane primary rainforest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times foragers running on log.

Elevations: collected at 1158 m

Type specimens: paratype of Camponotus densopilus: casent0903564

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