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Species: Camponotus rufus   Crawley, 1925 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus (Dinomyrmex) rufus Crawley, 1925b PDF: 596 (s.w.q.) 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 rufus CrawleyHNS

Worker. HW 2.0 - 5.6; HL 3.1 - 5.1; PW 1.7 - 2.9. Red, gaster black; glossy; erect setae sparse, none on tibia, on scape, on propodeum nor under head, flat-lying on tibia. Major worker. Head sides convex; vertex straight; in profile feebly truncate; clypeus finely punctate, in profile concave, in front view anterior margin nearly straight, crenulate, projecting with 135° corners; propodeal dorsum straight, angle well rounded; node summit sharp, front and back convex. Minor worker. Head sides straight tapering to a collar behind; frontal carinae nearly parallel and narrow; anterior clypeal margin convex, crenulate, projecting; propodeal dorsum evenly convex; node summit blunt, front and back convex.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Banksia/Agonis woodland, white soil, 1 times found in Fairfield woodland, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., bush in urban environ..

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Tree-trunk, 1 times Single hole (~2cm diam.), 1 times Single hole (=2cm diam.).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Dry pits, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Tree trap.

Type specimens:

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