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Species: Camponotus discors   Forel, 1902 

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See Also:

Camponotus discors angustinodus, Camponotus discors laetus, Camponotus discors yarrabahensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 3 valid subspecies

Camponotus maculatus st. discors Forel, 1902j PDF: 497 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Emery, 1920d 10.5281/zenodo.25547 PDF: 8.


  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 discors ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.34 - 3.02; HL 1.74 - 2.97; PW 1.19 - 1.83; CW 0.42 - 0.80. Yellow to brownish-yellow; glossy; sparse pilosity; erect setae sparse, a few scattered under head (more so with major workers), flat-lying, sparse but distinct; node summit sharp, thicker in minor worker; frontal carinae narrow. Major worker. Head sides mostly straight; vertex straight; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, nearly straight, crenulate, bounded by angles; eyes small. Minor worker. Head sides nearly straight, feebly tapering forward; eyes situated <EL / 2 from corners; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, convex.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Mulga woodland, 1 times found in 0.6m shrubland, white sand on laterite, 1 times found in Allocasuarina thicket, 1 times found in Degraded scrub, 1 times found in Mallee woodland; light soil/clay, 1 times found in Mixed low heath (control).

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Tree-trunk/veg., 1 times soil, 1 times Powder bark wandoo trunk, 1 times On tree, 1 times Light red soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Pitfall, 1 times Site GP3, 1 times wet pits, 1 times Bark trap, 1 times Bucket trap, 1 times By hand, 1 times Dry pits, 1 times Night hand collection.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus discors: casent0910290, casent0910291

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