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Species: Camponotus dromas   Santschi, 1919 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus (Myrmocamelus) dromas Santschi, 1919a PDF: 332 (s.w.m.) 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 dromas SantschiHNS

Worker. HW 1.4 - 3.3; HL 1.7 - 3.25; PW 1.35 - 2.4. Mesosoma contrasting red and black, red legs; tibiae with flat-lying short overlapping setae, a few long erect setae under head. Major worker. Front of head feebly truncate; median section of anterior clypeal margin projecting, narrow, concave, bounded by two blunt teeth. Minor worker. Anterior mesosoma black contrasting with red posterior; node summit convex, sometimes flattish; median section of anterior clypeal margin wide, convex; about 8 teeth.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Leptispermum- Melaleuca heath, 1 times found in Melaleuca-Leptospermum heath, 1 times found in Mine dump, 1 times found in roadside edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ground foragers, 1 times on Eucalyptus trunk(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 100 - 230 meters, 143 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus dromas: casent0911754, casent0911755

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