Camponotus elegans Forel

McArthur, A. J., 2009, New species, new status and new synonymy for Camponotus from Australia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 12, pp. 273-286: 276-278

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Camponotus elegans Forel
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Camponotus elegans Forel  HNS  , 1902 stat. n. (Figs. 4 - 6)

Camponotus claripes r. elegans Forel  HNS  , 1902 Type material examined: 3 syntypes (GMNH): 1 major and 2 minor workers " C claripes elegans Froggatt Aust Wallsend Forel  HNS  ".

Other material examined (in SAMA): Australian Capital Territory: Canberra (35° 18' S, 149° 08' E), 30. IX.2001, leg. T. Hands. New South Wales: Eatonsville (29° 38' S, 152° 50' E), 29.XI.1997, leg. A. J. McArthur & R. Eastwood; Eungella (28° 21' S, 153° 19' E), 9. I. 1966, leg. B. B. Lowery; Hornsby (33° 42' S, 151° 06' E), 14.XII.1914, leg. W. M. Wheeler; Manly (33° 48' S, 151° 17' E), 24. IX.1914, leg. W. M. Wheeler; Royal NP (34° 04' S, 151° 04' E), 26.IX.1914, leg. W. M. Wheeler; Silverton (31° 53' S, 141° 14' E), 20.IX.1969, leg. R. H. Mew; Sutherland (34° 02' S, 151° 06' E), 22.IX.1914, leg. W. M. Wheeler; Trundle (32° 55' S, 147° 42' E), 5. I. 1964, leg. B. B. Lowery. Queensland: Cunninghams Gap (28° 03' S, 152° 24' E), 3.XI.

1958, leg. E. M. Exley; Dalby (27° 11' S, 151° 15' E), 5.VI.

Worker description: Major worker. Head sides posterior three quarters parallel weakly convex, anterior quarter tapering anteriorly. Vertex straight corners widely rounded. Clypeus anterior margin lateral thirds forming shallow concavities, median third projecting forward, bounded by two teeth, concave between. Mandibles with 6 teeth. FCW < HW / 3. Integument mainly glossy. Pronotum uniformly convex. Mesonotum feebly inclined anteriorly, otherwise weakly convex. Metanotum a feeble transverse trough. Pro-podeal dorsum weakly convex. Propodeal angle 135° rounded. Petiolar node summit tending sharp. Erect setae on me-sosoma dorsum mostly near angle and on pronotum. Genae and underside of head with plentiful erect setae. Scape and tibiae with short setae raised to 10°. Colour: mostly black or brown, legs lighter.

Minor worker. Head sides straight, parallel. HL > HL. Vertex convex. Clypeus anterior margin median third projecting with a concavity between two blunt teeth. Mandibles with 5 or 6 teeth. FCW < HW / 3. Integument mainly glossy. Pronotum nearly flat. Mesonotun mostly flat. Pro-podeal dorsum mostly flat. Propodeal angle 135° rounded. Petiolar node length about half height, anterior and posterior straight summit blunt. Erect setae on mesosoma dorsum sparse. Genae and underside of head with plentiful erect setae. Scape and tibiae with short setae raised to 10°. Colour: mostly black or brown, legs lighter.

Morphometrics: See Fig. 5.

Comparative notes: Camponotus elegans  HNS  stat. n. has an elongate mesosoma as shown in Fig. 4 whereas in C. claripes  HNS  it is higher, as shown in Fig. 1.

Distribution: See Fig. 6.