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Species: Camponotus tristis   Clark, 1930 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus (Myrmophyma) tristis Clark, 1930a PDF: 124, fig. 1 (s.w.) 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 tristis ClarkHNS

Worker. HW 1.7 - 3.2; HL 1.8 - 2.8; PW 1.3 - 1.8. Black, legs and antennae dark brown; finely punctate; matte; <6 erect setae on mesosoma, none under head, on scapes nor tibiae; pronotum margined front and sides; mesosoma dorsum evenly flatly convex. Major worker. Head sides convex tapering forward, widest behind eyes, feebly truncate in lateral view; vertex feebly concave; anterior clypeal margin projecting, deeply concave in middle, bounded by teeth; node summit sharp. Minor worker. Head sides convex, widest at eye level; vertex flat; eyes small; anterior clypeal margin projecting, crenulate in middle; frontal carinae narrow.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Open woodland near roadside, 1 times found in Mallee-saltbush near RH; in twig and bark litter, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., Allocasuarina acuminata and A. lasiocalyx times found in Tall shrubland.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Tree-trunk, 1 times Nest under lateritic stone, 1 times marri trunk, 1 times Light clay soil.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times By hand, 1 times Intercept trap.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus tristis: casent0903539; type of Camponotus tristis: antweb1008152

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