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Extant: 1 valid subspecies
Worker. HW 1.6 - 3.8; HL 1.9 - 3.6; PW 1.55 - 2.8. Variations of red and black; mostly glossy; setae on tibiae distinct, short, overlapping raised to 20°, none on scapes, long erect setae scattered everywhere including under head. Major worker. Head sides mostly straight, parallel; cheeks and vertex swollen, corners projecting rearward; eyes small, flat, placed> 2 EL distant from corners; metanotum a distinct trough; propodeal dorsum straight, angle 135° rounded; anterior clypeal margin feebly projecting, median section concave, bounded by two blunt teeth. Minor worker. Head sides nearly straight, parallel, corners abrupt; eyes bulbous, large, <0.5 EL from corners; propodeal dorsum concave; PD / D about 3; node summit convex; most of ant covered with fine short white overlapping setae; about 8 teeth.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Low prickly scrub damaged by rabbits/goats, 1 times found in paddock, 1 times found in Sclerophyll woodland, 1 times found in Woodland near townsite, 1 times found in Disturbed wandoo woodland, 1 times found in Dry Sclerophyll.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times soil, 1 times wandoo trunk, 1 times Terrestrial, 1 times soil/tree-trunk, 1 times Nest a conical pile of pebble, approx. 10cm high, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ground forager, 1 times active on ground surface.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Tree trap, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Bark trap, 1 times direct collection.
Elevations: collected from 85 - 750 meters, 408 meters average
Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus ephippium: casent0903540