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Tortugas Carpenter Ant

Scientific Name
Camponotus tortuganus
Scientific Author
Emery, 1895
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae: Camponotini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Relatively large ants with workers ranging in size from 6 to 11 mm in overall length; bicolored with the head and alitrunk (head sometimes darker than alitrunk) reddish brown and the gaster brownish red to blackish; in full face view, the head is elongate, being much longer than wide and more narrow anteriorly; clypeus has a sharp and well defined median carina present; occipital corners are usually covered with numerous erect hairs, similar to C. socius Roger, but is much more shiny in overall appearance. Thorax longer and much longer than head; humeral angles are rounded. Tibia of all legs lack erect hairs and the middle and hind tibia lack erect bristles on flexor surfaces.

References

- Creighton, W.S. (1950). The ants of North America. Bulletin: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 104: 1-585. 
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
09/11/2011 09:26 AEST
Last Updated
08/05/2014 21:24 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Tortugas Carpenter Ant (Camponotus tortuganus) Updated on 5/8/2014 9:24:34 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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