Camponotus confusus

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Camponotus confusus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. confusus
Binomial name
Camponotus confusus
Emery, 1887


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • confusus. Camponotus dorycus r. confusus Emery, 1887a: 215 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 90.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 226.
    • Subspecies of dorycus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 228 (footnote); Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1897d: 574; Emery, 1911b: 532; Emery, 1911c: 249; Forel, 1911e: 290; Forel, 1915b: 96; Emery, 1925b: 90; Clark, 1928b: 170; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 245; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 113; Bolton, 1995b: 93.
    • Status as species: McArthur, 2007a: 326; McArthur, 2014: 82.

Type Material



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 93, catalogue)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 226, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 215, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 90, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 90, subspecies of dorycus)
  • McArthur, A.J. 2007a. A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 290-351.
  • McArthur, A.J. 2014. A guide to Camponotus ants of Australia: 185 pp. South Australian Museum.
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 113, subspecies of dorycus)