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Species: Camponotus sponsorum   Forel, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus sponsorum Forel, 1910b PDF: 76 (s.w.m.) 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 sponsorum ForelHNS

Worker. HW 0.85 - 2.0; HL 1.05€“ 2.05; PW 0.8 - 1.4. Yellow brown, sometimes mottled, gaster darker; sparse long erect setae everywhere except scapes and tibiae; anterior clypeal margin projecting; node summit sharp. Major worker. Head sides straight, parallel, forehead swollen, anterior clypeal margin concave bounded by two teeth; propodeal dorsum straight or feebly concave. Minor worker. Head sides, straight, tapering to front; anterior clypeal margin wide, strongly convex; most of ant with white nonoverlapping flat-lying setae.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Bushland, 2 times found in Mixed woodland (jarrah/marri/wandoo), 1 times found in Laterite heathland next to railway line, 1 times found in Lateritic sandplain proteaceous heathland with small trees, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Rehab. site, 1 times found in Sandplain/laterite heathland, 1 times found in Woodland, 1 times found in Woodland near townsite, 1 times found in York gum cover.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times In soil, turreted hole, 1 times Terrestrial, 1 times soil, 1 times On ground, Workers foraging on adjacent mallee times Nest on track.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Pitfall, 1 times By hand.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus sponsorum: casent0910401, casent0910402

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