Camponotus arminius bicontractus

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Camponotus arminius bicontractus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. arminius
Subspecies: C. arminius bicontractus
Trinomial name
Camponotus arminius bicontractus
Wheeler, W.M., 1922

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Specimen Label



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -26.91667° to -30.93333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.




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

  • bicontractus. Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) arminius var. bicontractus Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 971.
    • [Misspelled as biconstrictus by Santschi, 1926a: 22 (in key), Santschi, 1926c: 603.]
    • [First available use of Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) barbarossa r. arminius var. bicontracta Forel, 1914d: 256 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Arnold, 1924: 721 (s.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Emery, 1925b: 142;
    • combination in C. (Myrmopelta): Santschi, 1926a: 22 (in key).
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Arnold, 1924: 721.
    • Subspecies of arminius: Emery, 1925b: 142; Santschi, 1926a: 22 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 88.



  • Arnold, G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 675-766 (page 721, soldier described)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 88, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 142, combination in C. (Myrmamblys))
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 211-288 (page 256, First available use of Camponotus (Orthonotomyrmex) barbarosa r. arminius var. bicontracta; unavailable name.)
  • Santschi, F. 1926c. Nouvelles notes sur les Campontous. Rev. Suisse Zool. 33: 597-618 (page 603, combination in C. (Myrmopelta) (misspelled as bicontrictus))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 971, worker described)