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Species: Camponotus rubiginosus   Mayr, 1876 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus rubiginosus Mayr, 1876 PDF: 66 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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 rubiginosus MayrHNS

Worker. HW 1.4 - 2.5; HL 1.35 - 2.7; PW 1.2 - 1.8. Red and black, bi-coloration more distinct on gaster; long erect setae> 50 on mesosoma some to 0.4 mm long, short setae raised to 10° on scapes and to 30° on tibiae, otherwise sparse, flat, fine; pronotum margined in front and on side. Major worker. Head swollen, sides mostly straight feebly tapering to front, widest behind eyes; vertex straight; anterior clypeal margin median third marked by sharp teeth, strongly concave between; propodeal declivity (rear view) wide, flat, bare, fringed with long setae. Minor worker. Head sides slightly convex, strongly tapering; vertex straight; anterior clypeal margin wide, convex.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Eucalyptus woodland, 1 times found in sclerophyl forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under termite mound, 1 times nest in termite mound.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 380 - 450 meters, 403 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus rubiginosus: casent0915769

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