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Species: Camponotus terebrans   (Lowne, 1865) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica terebrans Lowne, 1865a PDF: 278 (s.w.q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Camponotus testaceipes Smith, 1858a PDF: 39 is junior primary homonym of Formica testaceipes Leach, 1825 PDF: 290; hence Camponotus terebrans is first available replacement name: Bolton, 1995b: 126.].
Type-series of Camponotus lividipes referred to Camponotus terebrans group (as Camponotus testaceipes group): McArthur & Adams, 1996: 41.
See also under Camponotus testaceipes.


  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 terebrans LowneHNS

Worker. HW 1.1 - 3.6; HL 1.3 - 3.28; PW 0.9 - 2.0. Head redbrown to black, mesosoma and node yellow to brown, gaster darker than mesosoma, legs lighter; propodeum with 10 to 25 erect setae; sparse short flat-lying setae on head and gaster; node summit angular. Major worker. Medial section of anterior clypeal margin straight, with rectangular corners; propodeum straight, angle well rounded; node summit sharp. Minor worker. Anterior clypeal margin medial section convex, strongly projecting; dorsal propodeum surface straight; node summit blunt.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in dry sclerophyll, 3 times found in low mallee, 3 times found in low shrubs, 2 times found in dry sandy sclerophyll, 2 times found in scrub heath, 2 times found in eucalypt woodland, grass, 1 times found in Scrub heath, alluvial soil, 2 times found in low shrubs on sand, agricultural area, 2 times found in tall Eucalyptus forest, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open-forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times Under stone, 3 times Nest, 2 times mound nest, 2 times in sand, 1 times under stones, 2 times under log, 2 times soil, 2 times On ground, 1 times Many nests in sand, 1 times In twig litter, 1 times in sand bank, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Pitfall, 4 times By hand, 30pm times about 6, 1 times Dry pits, 1 times Pyrethrum knockdown.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 300 meters, 176 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Formica testaceipes: casent0903534; syntype: anic32-017680; syntype of Camponotus myoporus: antweb1008148; syntype of Camponotus terebrans: casent0903533; syntype of Camponotus latrunculus victoriensis: casent0911963, casent0911964

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