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Species: Camponotus scratius   Forel, 1907 

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Camponotus scratius nuntius

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus scratius Forel, 1907j PDF: 304 (s.w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus scratius nuntius.


  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 scratius ForelHNS

Worker. HW 0.80 - 1.5; HL 1.0 - 1.6; PW 0.75 - 1.1. Yellowish brown, legs lighter; glossy; long erect setae sparse, scattered, flat-lying on scapes, raised to 10° on tibiae; node summit sharp. Major worker. Head sides convex, widest at eye level; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, slightly convex, bounded by angles. Minor worker. Eyes large; head sides feebly tapering forward; vertex convex; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, straight, bounded by angles.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Acacia rostellifera scrub, grey over yellow sand times found in Banksia/Allocasuarina sandplain, 1 times found in Beach, 1 times found in Melaleuca lanceolata woodland, 1 times found in Mixed native/exotic veg., semi-rural environ., 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Native veg., vegetated urban dune, 1 times found in A. rostellifera.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Tree trap, 2 times By hand, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times Site N12.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus scratius: casent0910399, casent0910400; type of Camponotus scratius: focol2252, focol2253, focol2254

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