Nothing is known about the biology of Camponotus rudis.
- 1 Identification
- 2 Distribution
- 3 Biology
- 4 Castes
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 References
McArthur (2003) - Similar to Camponotus lownei. Distinguished by finely and densely punctate integument whereas in C. lownei it is mostly finely reticulate; with 5-10 erect setae on underside of the head and propodeum whereas C. lownei has > 10. Declining surface of propodeum is longer than the dorsal surface, in both.
Keys including this Species
Latitudinal Distribution Pattern
Latitudinal Range: -33.08332825° to -33.08333333°.
- Source: AntMaps
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on AntMaps
Distribution based on AntWeb specimens
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.
- rudis. Camponotus rudis McArthur, 2003: 11, figs. 9, 16 (s.w.) AUSTRALIA (New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia).
- Status as species: McArthur, 2007a: 339; McArthur, 2010: 70; McArthur, 2014: 134.
Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.
Major worker. Head sides and vertex mostly straight; clypeus anterior margin median section forming two projecting lobes with a concavity between; metanotum very wide.
Minor worker. Head sides straight and mostly parallel, vertex rounded, eyes placed at posterior third of the head; clypeus with a few long erect setae, sparse pubescence, anterior margin projecting convex; mesosoma dorsum evenly convex, propodeum angle in rear view very narrow.
- Holotype, minor worker, Condobolin, 33°05'S 147°09'E, New South Wales, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Lowery,B.B., ANIC32-023591,
- Paratype, 2 workers, Condobolin, 33°05'S 147°09'E, New South Wales, Australia, Australian National Insect Collection. , Lowery,B.B., ANIC32-023593,
- Paratype, minor worker, Condobolin, 33°05'S 147°09'E, New South Wales, Australia, South Australian Museum. ,
So named because of the fine dense punctations from Latin rudis; rough, unpolished.
- 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).
- McArthur, A.J. 2003. New species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. 127(1):5-14. (page 11, figs. 9, 16 minor, major described)