Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP AntsCamponotus denticulatus Opisthopsis sp

From the genus Camponotus, this ant is identified as Camponotus denticulatus. It was photographed on the Bush Plum (Santalum lanceolatum).

Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT

The Camponotus spp., (commonly referred to as Carpenter ants) are species of large ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world. The genus includes over 1,000 species.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Formicidae
  • Subfamily: Formicinae
  • Tribe: Camponotini
  • Genus: Camponotus
  • Species: Camponotus denticulatus
Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks to Maryanne McKaige and Prof Alan Andersen for ID, member of NT Field Naturalists’ Club Inc, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ntfieldnaturalistsclub/
  2. Camponotus denticulatus, AntWiki, https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Camponotus_denticulatus
  3. Camponotus Mayr, 1861, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/bf108083-ddde-489a-847f-aa38a0851e94

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