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Species: Camponotus oetkeri   Forel, 1910 

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Camponotus oetkeri voltai

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus oetkeri Forel, 1910b PDF: 75 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus oetkeri voltai.


  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 oetkeri ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.80 - 2.20; HL 1.90 - 2.10; PW 1.30 - 1.50. Black, front of head lighter; glossy, finely reticulate; no erect setae on mesosoma nor under head, indistinct flat-lying on scapes and tibiae; propodeal angle wide; node summit sharp; pronotum margined at front and side. Major worker. Head sides convex, tapering forward; vertex straight with well rounded corners; anterior clypeal margin projecting, median third shallowly concave. Minor worker. Propodeal angle 150° widely rounded; head sides convex, tapering forward; vertex slightly convex; anterior clypeal margin feebly projecting, median two thirds widely concave.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Disturbed wandoo woodland, 2 times found in native veg., rural environ., chenopod shrubland times found in Limestone soil, 1 times found in Sandplain/laterite heathland, 1 times found in Woodland near lake.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Nest under concrete slab, 1 times Tending Ogyris lavae and pupae, 1 times soil/veg., 1 times soil, 1 times On ground litter, 1 times Nest under wood, 1 times Marri trunk.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times By hand, 1 times Intercept trap.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus oetkeri: casent0910395

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