Camponotus melichloros

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Camponotus melichloros
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. melichloros
Binomial name
Camponotus melichloros
Kirby, W.F., 1888

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Christmas Island (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.

  • melichloros. Camponotus melichloros Kirby, W.F. 1888: 551 (w.) CHRISTMAS I. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Donisthorpe, 1935: 635.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1935. The ants of Christmas Island. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(15): 629-635 (page 635, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Kirby, W. F. 1889 [1888]. On the insects (exclusive of Coleoptera and Lepidoptera) of Christmas Island. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1888: 546-555 (page 551, worker described)