Camponotus flavocrines

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Camponotus flavocrines
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. flavocrines
Binomial name
Camponotus flavocrines
Donisthorpe, 1941

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Specimen Labels

Known only from the type material.


Shattuck (2005) - Minor. Enlarged hairs on pronotum present, limited to a band along the central 1/3 of its width; dorsal surface of head with abundant, closely spaced pubescence; mesonotum strongly arched and dorsum of mesosoma forming a strong arch with the propodeum relatively low; dorsum of gaster golden yellow, lighter in color than mesosoma.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • flavocrines. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) flavocrines Donisthorpe, 1941j: 207 (w.) NEW GUINEA. See also: Shattuck, 2005: 11.

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



Shattuck (2005) - Minor. Lateral surface of head strongly concave with a strong angle or ridge running between the eye and the posterolateral corner, the head widest slightly above the eyes, slightly narrower just above the mandibular insertions and narrowest just below the eyes. Antennal scape very long, surpassing posterior margin of head by about three-fourths its length. Petiolar node low, block-like (the dorsal surface flat) and with a slight anterior tilt. Individual erect hairs scattered on dorsum of mesonotum, propodeum and gaster; enlarged yellow-white hairs present on central one-third of pronotum; pubescence abundant on head and dorsum of mesosoma, sparse on lateral mesosoma and gaster. Colour black with the posterior two-thirds of the gastral dorsum dark yellow.

Type Material

Shattuck (2005) - Holotype worker from Madew, St. Joseph River, Papua New Guinea (The Natural History Museum, examined).