Camponotus opaciventris

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Camponotus opaciventris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. opaciventris
Binomial name
Camponotus opaciventris
Mayr, 1879

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India (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.

  • opaciventris. Camponotus opaciventris Mayr, 1879: 648 (w.) INDIA. [Camponotus opaciventris Smith, F. 1873: viii. Nomen nudum, attributed to Mayr.] Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 126. Junior synonym of sericeus: Bingham, 1903: 376. Subspecies of sericeus: Forel, 1892j: 223; Emery, 1896d: 376; Forel, 1908a: 6; Emery, 1925b: 126; Radchenko, 1996b: 1197. Raised to species: Dietrich, 2004: 326.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 376, Junior synonym of sericeus)
  • Dietrich, C. O. 2004. Taxonomische Beitraege zur Myrmekofauna Jordaniens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Denisia 14: 319-344 (page 326, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 376, Variety/subspecies of sericeus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 126, Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 126, Variety/subspecies of sericeus)
  • Forel, A. 1892o. Les Formicides. [concl.]. In: Grandidier, A. Histoire physique, naturelle, et politique de Madagascar. Volume XX. Histoire naturelle des Hyménoptères. Deuxième partie. Supplèment au 28e fascicule. Paris: Hachette et Cie, pp. 229-280. (page 223, Variety/subspecies of sericeus)
  • Forel, A. 1908b. Fourmis de Ceylan et d'Égypte récoltées par le Prof. E. Bugnion. Lasius carniolicus. Fourmis de Kerguelen. Pseudandrie? Strongylognathus testaceus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 44: 1-22 (page 6, Revived from synonymy as variety of sericeus)
  • Mayr, G. 1879. Beiträge zur Ameisen-Fauna Asiens. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 28: 645-686 (page 648, worker described)
  • Radchenko, A. G. 1996e. A key to the ant genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Palearctic Asia. Zool. Zh. 7 75: 1195-1203 (page 1197, Variety/subspecies of sericeus)
  • Wachkoo, A.A. and S.A. Akbar 2016. First description of the sexuals of Camponotus opaciventris Mayr, 1879 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), with notes on distribution in Western Himalaya. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e10464 PDF