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Species: Camponotus suffusus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Camponotus suffusus bendigensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica suffusa Smith, 1858a PDF: 38 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Camponotus schencki: Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 254; Emery, 1896j: 373.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus suffusus bendigensis.


  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 suffusus SmithHNS

Worker. HW 2.2 - 3.8; HL 2.4 - 3.4; FCW 0.6 - 1.0; PW 1.6 - 2.3. Red-brown, legs nearly similar color; gaster with golden short flat-lying, overlapping setae; scapes and tibiae with plentiful erect setae; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, straight, bounded by angles; head finely punctate; node, anterior and posterior faces straight, summit sharp. Major worker. Head sides tapering forward; vertex straight; metanotum spiracle directed upward; propodeal dorsum flat not raised above level of metanotum; angle distinct about 135°; PD / D about 1.5. Minor worker. Head sides feebly convex tapering forward, anterior clypeal margin median section straight; vertex mostly straight; pronotum and mesonotum evenly convex; propodeal dorsum flat, angle distinct, about 135°; PD / D about 1.8; node summit sharp.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in mallee, 2 times found in Callytris forest, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, granite soil, 1 times found in Eucalyptus/Callitris woodland, 1 times found in Limestone Mallee, 1 times found in bare country, 1 times found in Malle on sand, 1 times found in Callitris, 1 times found in mallee scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times Nest in soil, 1 times tube-shaped tunnel nest entrance, 1 times on ground, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nest in sand, 1 times nest in dry soil bank, 1 times Log in soil, 1 times in soil, 1 times Drift fence pitfall, 1 times box barked Eucalypt, 1 times under stone, ...

Elevations: collected from 91 - 1000 meters, 515 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus suffusus: casent0903546

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