Camponotus capito ebeninithorax

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Camponotus capito ebeninithorax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. capito
Subspecies: C. capito ebeninithorax
Trinomial name
Camponotus capito ebeninithorax
Forel, 1915


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ebeninithorax. Camponotus (Myrmophyma) capito var. ebeninithorax Forel, 1915b: 100 (w.) AUSTRALIA.

Type Material

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Worker. The worker is almost the same size as the type (a little smaller) and differs in the color that is the whole body including the limbs is black; only the head is dark red.

Australia (received from Herrn Froggatt who identified it as capito)


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 97, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1915b. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. 2. Ameisen. Ark. Zool. 9(1 16: 1-119 (page 100, worker described)