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Species: Camponotus gibbinotus   Forel, 1902 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Camponotus gibbinotus Forel, 1902j PDF: 498 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1915b PDF: 102 (s.).

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 gibbinotus ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.1 - 3.1; HL 1.5 - 3.05; PW 1.0 - 1.85. Yellow, legs lighter in color; glossy; erect setae sparse, a few inconspicuous short in depression of head where pronotum attaches, flat-lying sparse and indistinct, none raised on scapes nor tibiae; node summit sharp; frontal carinae narrow. Major worker. Head sides convex, tapering forward, widest at eye level; vertex straight to concave; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting nearly straight, bounded by angles; eyes small. Minor worker. Head sides slightly convex; eyes large (EL / HW about 0.25) situated <EL / 2 from corner; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, convex; propodeum narrow (rear view).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Eucalyptus open-woodland, 2 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 2 times found in Acacia/Hakea shrubland, with Plectrachne ground cover, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open woodland, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Sandplain/laterite heathland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times In grass, 1 times ex abandoned termite mound, 1 times soil, 1 times Foraging on ground and vegetation, 1 times ex termite mound.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected at 160 m

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus gibbinotus: casent0910384



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