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Species: Camponotus leae   Wheeler, 1915 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Camponotus (Myrmosphincta) leae Wheeler, 1915h PDF: 819, pl. 66, fig. 9 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

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 leae WheelerHNS

Worker. HW 1.05 - 2.90; HL 1.30 - 2.90; FCW 0.34 - 1.00; PW 0.95 - 2.00. Red brown and brown combination; entirely covered with plentiful erect setae (more on major than minor) including scapes, tibiae and under head. Major worker (not previously described). Head sides mostly straight, tapering forward; vertex straight; forehead swollen; anterior clypeal margin median portion not projecting, narrow (about 1 / 3 anterior head width), bounded by two blunt teeth with a deep concavity between; frontal carinae scarcely diverging, wide; integument of head finely reticulate; pronotum convex; mesonotum straight; metanotum distinct; propodeal dorsum straight; PD / D about 1; node summit sharp. Minor worker. Head sides straight, parallel; vertex convex; pronotum convex; mesonotum straight; metanotum a wide V; propodeal dorsum straight; PD / D about 2; anterior clypeal margin median portion projecting, wide, slightly convex, crenulate; node summit flat, longer than high; integument of head finely and coarsely punctate.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Mallee and Triodia on sand dune, 1 times found in mallee scrub.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Turret 2cm X 3cm dia X 3cm tall with slit entrance, 1 times Turret mound with slit entrance, 1 times Turrent mound with slit entrance, 1 times pitfalls, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times in sand, 1 times aerial net.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected at 275 m

Type specimens:



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