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Species: Camponotus walkeri   Forel, 1893 

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Camponotus walkeri bardus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus walkeri Forel, 1893f PDF: 454 (s.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1910b PDF: 72 (w.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus walkeri bardus.


  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 walkeri ForelHNS

Worker. HW 1.45 - 2.9; HL 1.84 - 2.7; PW 1.2 - 1.75. Mesosoma red-brown, head, gaster darker, legs lighter; glossy; propodeal dorsum and declivity uniformly convex lacking a distinct angle; a few long erect setae scattered on mesosoma, four or five confined to angle, four or five under head, raised to 5° on scapes and tibiae; vertex straight; node summit sharp. Major worker. Head sides mostly straight; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, concave, bounded by teeth. Minor worker. Head sides slightly convex; anterior clypeal margin median section projecting, straight, bounded by angles; propodeal dorsum mostly straight.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Banksia open woodland; Adenanthos understorey; white quartz sand, 1 times found in native veg., rural environ., 1 times found in Rehabilitated limestone quarry, 1 times found in Riparian woodland, 1 times found in Wooded sandplain.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times soil, 1 times On tree, 1 times Forager on sand track.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Pitfall, 1 times Bucket trap.

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus walkeri: casent0910405

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