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Species: Camponotus michaelseni   Forel, 1907 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus michaelseni Forel, 1907j PDF: 303 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

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 michaelseni ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.5 - 3.7; HL 1.7 - 3.45; PW 1.3 - 2.1. Brown; reticulate striate; erect setae sparse, <6 on mesosoma, a few under head and propodeum, indistinct flat-lying on scapes and tibiae; propodeal declivity mostly straight, longer than dorsum; node summit sharp; pronotum margined at front and side. Major worker. Head sides convex, widest at eye level; vertex straight; anterior clypeal margin projecting, median third bounded by teeth on each side with one in middle, shallowly concave between outer and middle teeth. Minor worker. Propodeal angle 120° abrupt; head sides straight, tapering forward; vertex slightly convex; anterior clypeal margin projecting, median half bounded by angles each side, crenulate between.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Jarrah/marri woodland, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times soil, 1 times From marri (E. calophylla), 1 times Dead under marri bark, 1 times Colony under stone.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Pitfall, 2 times By hand, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus michaelseni: casent0910391; type of Camponotus michaelseni: focol2264, focol2265

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