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Species: Camponotus aurocinctus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

Formica aurocincta Smith, 1858a PDF: 39 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


Region: Australia, Queensland, Western Australia
Region: Edible

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 aurocinctus SmithHNS

Worker. HW 1.6 - 4.9; HL 2.0 - 4.1; PW 1.5 - 2.6. Mesosoma uniform in color, red to black, first gastral tergite anterior similar in color to propodeum; metanotal groove depressed below level of anterior region of propodeum; propodeum with a gentle angle; erect setae absent from scapes, tibiae, node, sparse on head, mesosoma and gaster, 0 to 30 under head; finely and closely punctate; polymorphic. Major worker. Anterior clypeal margin feebly convex; node summit varying from a broad, blunt angle to uniformly convex. Minor worker. Anterior clypeal margin convex; node summit elongate.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in savannah with Eucalyptus and Callitris, 1 times found in Mallee and Triodia on sand, 0 times found in on Melaleuca, 0 times found in Red soil, sand, box-pine area, 1 times found in Acacia, spinifex dunes, 0 times found in Sand dune, 0 times found in Black oak, 1 times found in Sand dune, low veget, no eucalyptus, 1 times found in Deep yellow sand, sclerophyll, callytris, mulga, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Pitfall

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus aurocinctus: casent0903544, casent0903545; type of Camponotus midas: casent0903551, casent0903552

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