Camponotus abrahami

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Camponotus abrahami
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmentoma
Species group: fallax
Species: C. abrahami
Binomial name
Camponotus abrahami
Forel, 1913

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Specimen Labels


Radchenko (1997) - A member of the Camponotus lateralis species group. Distinguished by very delicately sculptured and shining intugements. This species is close to Camponotus piceus, differing from it in much thinner petiole scale.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Lebanon (type locality), Turkey.

This species is found in the Middle East (Karaman & Aktaç, 2013).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • abrahami. Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) libanicus var. abrahami Forel, 1913d: 435 (s.w.q.) LEBANON.
    • Tohmé, G. 1969: 11 (m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 121.
    • Subspecies of libanicus: Emery, 1925b: 121.
    • Status as species: Tohmé, G. 1969: 11; Bolton, 1995b: 83; Radchenko, 1997b: 705; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 50 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 24; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 138.

Taxonomic Notes

Seifert (2019): This taxon has been described from Lebanon. Two investigated syntypes from Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève, labeled Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) libanicus André v. abrahami For type ‘.Libanon.J. Sahlberg.No 141.’ differ from any member of the C. lateralis group by the dorsal mesosomal profile being in overall aspect evenly convex with a very shallow metanotal groove.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Forel, A. "Fourmis de la faune méditerranéenne récoltées par MM. U. et J. Sahlberg." Revue Suisse de Zoologie 21 (1913): 427-438.
  • Radchenko A. G. 1997. A review of ants of the subgenus Myrmentoma, Genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), from Asian Palaearctic. Entomological Review 77(8): 1050-1059.
  • Tohme G. 1996. Formicidae. Etude de la diversité biologique n° 4 . Ministère de l’Agriculture à Beyrouth (Eds.). P85-87.
  • Tohme G., and H. Tohme. 2014. Nouvelles liste des especes de fourmis du Liban (Hymenoptera, Formicoidea). Lebanese Science Journal 15(1): 133-141.
  • Tohmé, G. "Description d'espèces nouvelles de fourmis au Liban (Hymenoptera Formicoidea)." Publications de l'Universite Libanaise, Section des Sciences Naturelles 7 (1969): 1-15.