Camponotus arnoldinus

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Camponotus arnoldinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. arnoldinus
Binomial name
Camponotus arnoldinus
Forel, 1914

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -20.625° to -20.625°.

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.



Images from AntWeb

Camponotus arnoldinus casent0910110 d 1 high.jpgCamponotus arnoldinus casent0910110 p 1 high.jpgCamponotus arnoldinus casent0910110 h 1 high.jpgCamponotus arnoldinus casent0910110 l 1 high.jpg
Syntype of Camponotus arnoldinusWorker. Specimen code casent0910110. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • arnoldinus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) arnoldinus Forel, 1914d: 251 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • Type-material: syntype major and minor workers (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: South Africa: Natal, Durban (G. Arnold).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • [Misspelled as arnoldius by Santschi, 1923e: 290.]
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 91.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Santschi, 1923e: 290.
    • Status as species: Arnold, 1922: 639; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 949; Emery, 1925b: 91; Bolton, 1995b: 86.
    • Distribution: South Africa.



  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 639, see also)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 86, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 91, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 91, revived status as species)
  • Forel, A. 1914d. Formicides d'Afrique et d'Amérique nouveaux ou peu connus. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 50: 211-288 (page 251, soldier, worker described)
  • Santschi, F. 1923e. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens et notes diverses. I. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 11: 259-295 (page 290, Stirps of maculatus)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • 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