Camponotus empedocles

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Camponotus empedocles
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. empedocles
Binomial name
Camponotus empedocles
Emery, 1920

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: United Arab Emirates, Zimbabwe (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.

  • empedocles. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) thales var. empedocles Emery, 1920c: 6 (s.w.) ZIMBABWE. [First available use of Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. thales var. empedocles Forel, 1913j: 224; unavailable name.] Subspecies of maculatus: Arnold, 1922: 645. Raised to species: Collingwood, 1985: 279.



  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 645, subspecies of maculatus)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 97, catalogue)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 279, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 6, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913k. Ameisen aus Rhodesia, Kapland usw. (Hym.) gesammelt von Herrn G. Arnold, Dr. H. Brauns und Anderen. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1913(Su Suppl: 203-225 (page 224, First available use of Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus r. thales var. empedocles; unavailable name.)