Camponotus jaliensis

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Camponotus jaliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. jaliensis
Binomial name
Camponotus jaliensis
Dalla Torre, 1893

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Specimen Labels


Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. jaliensis and the closely-related Camponotus shaqualavensis (Radchenko, 1997b) are small species of the subgenus Tanaemyrmex, recognizable by the erect setae on the genae, and by the shape and pilosity of the hind tibia that is slightly compressed laterally, without a dorsomedial ridge, covered only with apressed pubescence, and lacking a ventral row of bristles. Specimens from Israel differ from the Syntypes by shorter erect setae on the gena and the presence in about half of the specimens of pale yellowish areas on the first gastral tergite (J. Kugler, personal communication), features that recall C. shaqualavensis. However, they differ from C. shaqualavensis in many details. In C. jaliensis, the mesosoma is dorsally arched, with an elongated propodeum while in shaqualavensis, the propodeal dorsum is straighter, forming a better defined angle with the declivity. The head and mesosoma sculpture of C. jaliensis is stronger than in the shiny C. shaqualavensis; the color of C. shaqualavensis is darker, with larger and bright yellow gastral maculae. C. jaliensis has size, shape, and hindtibia morphology and pilosity similar to Camponotus alii, but differs from it by having erect setae on the genae, as opposed to the glabrous genae in C. alii.

Keys including this Species


Greece and the Near East (Radchenko, 2007).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Cyprus, Greece (type locality), Israel.

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.

  • jaliensis. Camponotus oertzeni var. jaliensis Dalla Torre, 1893: 246 (s.w.) GREECE. [First available use of Camponotus rubripes r. oertzeni var. jaliensis Forel, 1889: 264; unavailable name.] Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 97. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1908a: 201; of aethiops: Emery, 1920c: 7. Raised to species: Pisarski, 1971a: 672; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 58.

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


Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 5.5–9.0, HL = 1.46–2.22, HW = 1.11–2.11, EL = 0.45–0.57, SL = 1.84–2.01, ML = 2.30–2.93, PW = 0.98–1.41, mTbL = 1.45–1.68, hTbL = 1.95–2.27 (n = 20).


  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 58, Raised to species)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 246, soldier, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1908a. Beiträge zur Monographie der Formiciden des paläarktischen Faunengebietes. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1908: 165-205 (page 201, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 7, Subspecies of aethiops)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 97, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Pisarski, B. 1971a. Nouvelles espèces de fourmis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) du sous-genre Tanaemyrmex Ashm. d'Iraq. Bull. Acad. Pol. Sci. Sér. Biol. 19: 671-675 (page 672, Raised to species)