Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb


To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.64.1. California Academy of Science, online at Accessed .

· For web:

Species: Camponotus (Myrmosaulus) whitei   Wheeler, 1915 

Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Camponotus whitei Wheeler, 1915h PDF: 818, pl. 66, fig. 8 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Australasia. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Camponotus scutellus: Brown, 1956a PDF: 40.
// 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 whitei WheelerHNS

Worker. HW 1.40 - 2.70; HL 1.50 - 2.70; FCW 0.50 - 1.10; PW 1.15 - 1.75. Predominantly brown; entirely covered with plentiful erect setae including scapes, tibiae and under head; frontal carinae wide. Major worker. Head sides posterior straight, anterior tapering forward; vertex straight; pronotum convex; mesonotum slightly convex; metanotum distinct; propodeal dorsum humped; PD / D about 1; anterior clypeal margin median portion projecting, bounded by two blunt teeth with a deep concavity between; node summit sharp. Minor worker. Head sides straight, tapering to front; vertex straight; pronotum convex; mesonotum straight; metanotum a wide V; propodeal dorsum domed; PD / D about 1; anterior clypeal margin median portion projecting, wide, slightly convex, crenulate; node summit convex, higher than long; integument coarsely punctate.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 11 times found in Mallee, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 2 times found in mallee scrub, 2 times found in Eucalyptus/Callitris forest, 1 times found in red sand, mallee and spinifex, 1 times found in low heath, 1 yr post burn, 1 times found in red soil plain, box timber, 1 times found in sandy on box tree. Brigalow scrub, 1 times found in Mallee and gums, 1 times found in Black Oak/Myall low woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times pitfalls, 4 times pitfall, 2 times micro pitfalls, 2 times stray foragers, 1 times red soil plain, 1 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times nest tiny hole in hard soil, 1 times nest in soil, 1 times nest a tiny hole in hard soil, 1 times ground strays, 1 times Ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 72 - 294 meters, 150 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1905-07-06 and 2013-10-01

Type specimens: cotype of Camponotus whitei: casent0172140; syntype of Camponotus scutellus: casent0903550

See something amiss? Send us an email.