Camponotus aegyptiacus

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Camponotus aegyptiacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. aegyptiacus
Binomial name
Camponotus aegyptiacus
Emery, 1915

Camponotus aegyptiacus casent0280280 p 1 high.jpg

Camponotus aegyptiacus casent0280280 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels


This species is generally common throughout Arabia. Males frequently fly to light in the evening. (Collingwood and Agosti 1996).



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 42.733333° to 12.8°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Eritrea, Guinea, Kenya, Senegal, Yemen.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Kuwait, Oman.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb




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

  • aegyptiacus. Camponotus maculatus subsp. aegyptiacus Emery, 1915f: 79 (w.) EGYPT.
    • [Also described as new by Emery, 1915g: 22.]
    • Menozzi, 1932e: 453 (q.m.); Athias-Henriot, 1947: 251 (l.).
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 87.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Santschi, 1915c:278 (footnote).
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1916: 459; Emery, 1920c: 5; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 952; Emery, 1924a: 8; Emery, 1925b: 87; Menozzi, 1926a: 38; Santschi, 1926b: 250; Menozzi, 1927g: 380; Menozzi, 1930b: 115; Menozzi, 1932c: 95; Menozzi, 1932e: 453; Menozzi, 1934: 156; Santschi, 1935b: 275; Grandi, 1935: 102; Finzi, 1936: 189; Santschi, 1938a: 40; Finzi, 1939a: 159; Finzi, 1940: 163; Donisthorpe, 1942a: 32; Weber, 1943c: 334; Athias-Henriot, 1947: 251; Donisthorpe, 1947e: 111; Bernard, 1948: 156; Bernard, 1950b: 291; Bernard, 1953a: 186; Hamann & Klemm, 1967: 418.
    • Status as species: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130; Collingwood, 1985: 277; Bolton, 1995b: 84; Collingwood & Agosti, 1996: 371; Hita Garcia, et al. 2013: 204; Borowiec, L. 2014: 25; Madl, 2019: 14.
    • Senior synonym of infrasquameus: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130; Bolton, 1995b: 84.
    • Material of the unavailable names claveaui, sudanicus referred here by Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130; Bolton, 1995b: 84.
  • infrasquameus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus st. infrasquameus Santschi, 1926b: 249 (s.w.q.) BENIN.
    • [Misspelled as infrasquamis by Santschi, 1930a: 73.]
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Santschi, 1930a: 73.
    • Junior synonym of aegyptiacus: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130; Bolton, 1995b: 105.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Alfieri, A. "Contribution à l'étude de la faune myrmécologique de l'Egypte." Bulletin de la Société Entomologique d'Egypte 15 (1931): 42-48.
  • Baroni Urbani C. 1972. Studi sui Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel 82: 122-135.
  • Bernard F. 1950. Contribution à l'étude de l'Aïr. Hyménoptères Formicidae. Mém. Inst. Fr. Afr. Noire 10: 284-294.
  • Bernard F. 1953. Les fourmis du Tassili des Ajjer. Pp. 121-250 in: Bernard, F. (ed.) 1953. Mission scientifique au Tassili des Ajjer (1949). Volume I. Recherches zoologiques et médicales. Paris: P. Lechevalier, 302 pp.
  • Bernard, F. "Les insectes sociaux du Fezzân. Comportement et biogéographie." En: Bernard, F., Peyerimhoff, P. de Mission sc (1948): 87-200.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insects: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2) Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15: 300-385.
  • Collingwood, C. A., and Donat Agosti. "Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (Part 2)." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 15 (1996): 300-385.
  • Collingwood, C. A. "Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia." Fauna of Saudi Arabia 7 (1985): 230-302.
  • Diame L., B. Taylor, R. Blatrix, J. F. Vayssieres, J. Y. Rey, I. Grechi, and K. Diarra. 2017. A preliminary checklist of the ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) fauna of Senegal. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 5(15): 1-16.
  • Dieng M. M., A. B. Ndiaye, C. T. Ba, and B. Taylor. 2016. Les fourmis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) de l’enclos d’acclimatation de Katane de la reserve de faune du Ferlo nord (Senegal). Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 10(4): 1626-1636.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1942. The Formicidae (Hym.) of the Armstrong College Expedition to the Siwa Oasis. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11)9: 26-33.
  • Donisthorpe H. 1947. Results of the Armstrong College Expedition to Siwa Oasis (Libyan Desert), 1935: A second list of the Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Bulletin de la Société Fouad Ier d'Entomologie 31: 109-111.
  • El-Hawagry M. S., M. W. Khalil, M. R. Sharaf, H. H. Fadl, and A. S. Aldawood. 2013. A preliminary study on the insect fauna of Al-Baha Province, Saudi Arabia, with descriptions of two new species. ZooKeys 274: 1–88. doi:10.3897/zookeys.274.4529
  • Finzi B. 1939. Materiali zoologici dell'Eritrea raccolti da G. Müller durante la spedizione dell'Istituto Sieroterapico Milanese e conservati al Museo di Trieste. Parte III. Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Atti del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste 14: 153-168.
  • Finzi, B. "Formiche della Libia." Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 18 (1940): 155-166.
  • Finzi, B. "Risultati scientifici della spedizione di S. A. S. il Principe Alessandro della Torre e Tasso nell'Egitto e peninsola del Sinai. XI. Formiche." Bulletin de la Société Entomologique d'Egypte 20 (1936): 155-210.
  • Garcia F.H., Wiesel E. and Fischer G. 2013.The Ants of Kenya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)—Faunal Overview, First Species Checklist, Bibliography, Accounts for All Genera, and Discussion on Taxonomy and Zoogeography. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222
  • Grandi G. 1935. Contributi alla conoscenza degli Imenotteri Aculeati. XV. Boll. R. Ist. Entomol. Univ. Studi Bologna 8: 27-121.
  • Hamann H. H. F., and W. Klemm W. 1967. Ergebnisse der zoologischen Nubien-Expedition 1962. Teil XXXIV. Hymenoptera - Formicidae. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 70: 411-421.
  • Kneitz G., and W. A. Emmert. 1962. "Waldameisenfunde (Formicidae, Gen. Formica) im französischen Zentralmassiv und den Pyrenäen." Waldhygiene 4 (1962): 220-227.
  • Madl M. 2019. Notes on the ant fauna of Eritrea (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae): type specimens deposited in the Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria) and a preliminary checklist. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 9-18.
  • Menozzi C. 1926. Formiche dell'Africa centrale. Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana. 58: 36-41.
  • Menozzi C. 1927. Risultati zoologici della Missione inviata dalla R. Società Geografica Italiana per l'esplorazione dell'Oasi di Giarabub (1926-1927). Formicidae (Hymenoptera). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria. 52: 379-382.
  • Menozzi C. 1930. Formiche della Somalia italiana meridionale. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana. 9: 76-130.
  • Menozzi C. 1932. Spedizione scientifica all'Oasi di Cufra (marzo-luglio 1931). Formiche. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria. 55: 451-456.
  • Menozzi C. 1934. Reperti mirmecofaunistici raccolti dal Prof. L di Caporiacco nelle oasi di Cufra e in altre localita del deserto Libico. Atti della Societa dei Naturalisti e Matematici di Modena (6)13(65): 153-166
  • Orabi G. M., F. M. Semida, M. S. Abdel-Dayem, M. R. Sharaf, and S. M. Zalat. 2011. Diversity patterns of ants along an elevation gradient at St. Catherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoology in the Middle East 54(1): 101-112.
  • Santschi F. 1926. Description de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens (IIIme partie). Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels) 13: 207-267.
  • Santschi F. 1930. Description de Formicides éthiopiens nouveaux ou peu connus. V. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 70: 49-77.
  • Santschi F. 1935. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo 2: 255-277.
  • Santschi, F. 1938. Mission Robert Ph. Dollfus en Égypte. XV. Hymenoptera: Formicidae. Mémoires de l'Institut d'Égypte 37: 253
  • Santschi, F. 1938. Quelques nouvelles fourmis d'Egypte. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique d'Egypte 21: 28-44.
  • Santschi, F. "Mission Robert Ph. Dollfus en Égypte (décembre 1927 - mars 1929). XV. Hymenoptera: Formicidae." Mém. Inst. Egypte 37 (1938): 253.
  • Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek, and A. S. Aldawood. 2018. Additions to the ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Oman: an updated list, new records and a description of two new species. Asian Myrmecology 10: e010004
  • Sharaf M.R., and K. Al-Zailaie. 2006. Ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Farasan islands protectorate (Saudi Arabia). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Egypt 83: 61-68.
  • Van An D., B. T. Viet, and H. Thi Hien. 2015. The first study on diversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the leaf-litter in Cat Ba National Park, Hai Phong. Environmental Scientific Conference 6: 433-439.
  • Weber N. A. 1943. The ants of the Imatong Mountains, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 93: 263-389.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004