Camponotus cosmicus

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Camponotus cosmicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cosmicus
Binomial name
Camponotus cosmicus
(Smith, F., 1858)

MCZ ENT Camponotus MOZ sp7 hal 1.jpg

MCZ ENT Camponotus MOZ sp7 had 1.jpg

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique, South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.

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.

  • cosmicus. Formica cosmica Smith, F. 1858b: 34 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 2; in C. (Myrmosericus): Emery, 1925b: 106. Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Emery, 1895h: 49 (in key); Stitz, 1916: 401; Arnold, 1924: 693. Revived status as species: Santschi, 1935a: 280.



  • Arnold, G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 675-766 (page 693, subspecies of rufoglaucus)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 94, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 49, subspecies of rufoglaucus (in key))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 106, combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 2, combination in Camponotus)
  • Santschi, F. 1935a. Fourmis du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 27: 254-285 (page 280, revived status as species)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 34, soldier, worker described)
  • Stitz, H. 1916. Formiciden. Ergeb. Zweiten Dtsch. Zent.-Afr. Exped. 1: 369-405 (page 401, subspecies of rufoglaucus)