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Species: Camponotus consobrinus   (Erichson, 1842) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica consobrina Erichson, 1842 PDF: 258 (q.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Smith, 1858a PDF: 41 (w.); Imai et al., 1977 PDF: 346 (k.).
Senior synonym of Camponotus dimidiatus: Wheeler, 1933b PDF: 23; Clark, 1934c PDF: 70; of Camponotus obniger: McArthur & Adams, 1996: 22.


  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 consobrinus ErichsonHNS

Worker. HW 1.30 - 3.30; HL 1.75 - 3.40; PW 1.4 - 2.30. Under head lacking erect setae, mesosoma with a few scattered golden erect setae, all pointing forward; tibiae and scapes with short setae raised to <5°; anterior gaster lighter color than posterior; mesosoma dorsum evenly convex; node sharp; finely reticulate; short flat-lying setae sparse; polymorphic. Major worker. PD / D about 1.5; head sides convex, tapering forward; metanotum distinct, narrow; eyes flat. Minor worker. PD / D about 2.5; head sides straight parallel; vertex convex; metanotum absent; eyes bulbous.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in dry sclerophyll, 2 times found in Eucalypt forest, 1 times found in at edge of lake flat (L. Popilta), 2 times found in mallee, 1 times found in Eucalyptus open-forest, 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in banks of Murray River, 1 times found in Callitris, 1 times found in Eucalyptus and Banksia along beach, 1 times found in Eucalyptus forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times nest in soil, 1 times nest under log, 1 times ex dead branch of Eucalyptus, 1 times dead base of living tree, 1 times attending aphids, 1 times under stone, 1 times soil nest, low mound.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Pitfall, 4 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 170 - 853 meters, 508 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus nigriceps obniger: casent0905236, casent0905237, casent0910307, casent0910308

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