Camponotus arcuatus aesopus

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Camponotus arcuatus aesopus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. arcuatus
Subspecies: C. arcuatus aesopus
Trinomial name
Camponotus arcuatus aesopus
Forel, 1907

Identification

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • aesopus. Camponotus arcuatus var. aesopus Forel, 1907h: 302 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Western Australia).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Emery, 1925b: 110.
    • Subspecies of arcuatus: Emery, 1925b: 110; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 110; Taylor, 1987a: 11; Bolton, 1995b: 84; McArthur, 2014: 118.

Type Material

  • Holotype, probably destroyed in ZMHB (Berlin) in WW II, Mt. Robinson near Kalgoorlie, Western Ausstralia, Australia.

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

Description

Worker minor Length 3.8mm. Strongly glossy, wrinkles not thick very shallow. Thorax even wider than the type. Pronotum width is greater than twice its length. The sides of the head are very straight and even more compressed than the type especially behind the eyes where the head is even more bordered. Pubescence over the whole body is a short very scattered insignificant. Otherwise like the type, which however is very dull, reticulate with a very obvious pubescence.

Station 91, Mt. Robinson near Kalgoolie W A. The Species type comes from Queensland.

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