Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.64.2. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Camponotus (Myrmosaulus) aurocinctus   (Smith, 1858) 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

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

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1886c PDF: 355.
// Distribution


  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 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: 7 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in Acacia, spinifex dunes, 1 times found in Sand dune, 1 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, 1 times found in Sand dunes, 1 times found in Drift sand on creek bank, 1 times found in Sand dunes nr. lake, 1 times found in Dry sclerophyll, red soil, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times Drift fence pitfall, 3 times Pitfalls, 3 times Crater, 2 times beating, 2 times pitfall, 2 times Nest in soil, 2 times Nest in sandy soil, 2 times Foraging, 2 times Flight intercept/pitfall, 2 times Dune, 1 times sweeping, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-01-02 and 2017-05-17

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

See something amiss? Send us an email.