Camponotus arcuatus

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Camponotus arcuatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. arcuatus
Binomial name
Camponotus arcuatus
Mayr, 1876

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • arcuatus. Camponotus arcuatus Mayr, 1876: 63 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (Queensland).
    • Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1968: 217 (l.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 266;
    • combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1920b: 257.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 222; Emery, 1896d: 374 (in list); Kirby, W.F. 1896: 203; Forel, 1902h: 494; Forel, 1914a: 266; Emery, 1925b: 110; Clark, 1930c: 18; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 110; Taylor, 1987a: 11; Bolton, 1995b: 86; McArthur, 2007a: 334; McArthur, 2010: 74; McArthur, 2014: 118.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus aesopus.

Type Material

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Worker 5 - 8 mm Black, opaque, gaster, forehead in the major worker almost bronzed and glossy, mandibles, antennae and limbs castaneous or ferruginous; sparse pilosity scattered, gaster in the worker minor with plentiful adpressed white pubescence, antennae and feet without erect hairs; mandibles weakly curved, glossy, dispersed punctations; head and thorax very feebly and densely punctate, gaster feeble transverse coriaceous; clypeus scarcely keeled, the anterior moderately produced, the anterior margin arcuate, in the case of the major worker emarginate in the middle; thorax short, strongly convex above the propodeum angle, petiole with a rounded square node.

Rockhampton (Museum Godeffroy)


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 86, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 257, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 266, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Heterick, B.E. 2021. A guide to the ants of Western Australia. Part I: Systematics. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 86, 1-245 (doi:10.18195/issn.0313-122x.86.2021.001-245).
  • Mayr, G. 1876. Die australischen Formiciden. J. Mus. Godeffroy 12: 56-115 (page 63, soldier, worker described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1968a. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): supplement. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 61: 205-222 (page 217, larva described)