Camponotus overbecki

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Camponotus overbecki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. overbecki
Binomial name
Camponotus overbecki
Viehmeyer, 1916

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Specimen Labels

This species belongs to the Camponotus subgenus/species-group Karavaievia of southeast Asia. Most Karavaievia species are weaver ants that build their nests with silk. Biological details of this group and some of its constituent species are found on the Karavaievia page.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Singapore (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.

  • overbecki. Camponotus (Myrmosphincta) dolichoderoides subsp. overbecki Viehmeyer, 1916a: 162, fig. 14 (w.q.m.) SINGAPORE. Combination in C. (Karavaievia): Emery, 1925b: 116. Raised to species: Dumpert, 1986: 567.



  • Dumpert, K. 1986 [1985]. Camponotus (Karavaievia) texens sp. n. and C. (K.) gombaki sp. n. from Malaysia in comparison with other Karavaievia species (Formicidae: Formicinae). Psyche. 92:557-573. (page 567, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 116, Combination in C. (Karavaievia))
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 162, fig. 14 worker, queen, male described)