Camponotus cozvlei Frogg

Clark, J., 1930, New Formicidae, with notes on some little-known species., Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 43, pp. 2-25: 22

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Camponotus cozvlei Frogg


12. Pheidole longiceps, Mayr  HNS  . Paisley Bluff, in burrow nest under stone. Wrongly identified by Kirby and subsequently described by Forel as Pheidole deserticola  HNS  (Rev. Suisse Zool., xviii, p. 34, 1910)

The following species were described by Froggatt, Horn Exped. Zool., Part 2, 1896. As there are some doubts concerning the two species, I append a few notes, having examined the types in the National Museum.

(1) Camponotus cozvlei Frogg  HNS  ., l.c.., p. 387, pl. xxvii, figs. 1-5.

Examples compared with Lubbock's type of Melophorus bagoti  HNS  ,

by my friend, Mr. W. C. Crawley, are identical with the types in the National Museum. This species is widely distributed throughout Central and Western Australia, and is known as the yellow honey-ant. The synonymy of this species is as follows:-

Melophorus bagoti Lubbock  HNS  . Journ. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool., xvii, p. 51, 1883. Camponotus cowlei Frogg  HNS  . Melophorus cowlei Wheeler  HNS  , Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist,

xxiv, p. 388, 1908. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) cozvlei Emery  HNS  , Gen. Insect., Fasc. 183, p. 110, 1925.

(2) Camponotus midas Froggatt  HNS  , l.c., p. 390, pl. xxvii, figs. 6-9. This species was wrongly placed in the subgenus Myrmophyma  HNS 

by Emery (Gen. Insect., Fasc. 183, p. 111, 1925). It is placed in the sub-genus Myrmosaulus  HNS  , near C.(M.) aurocincta Smith  HNS  . The workers and female are redescribed below.