Camponotus cilicicus

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Camponotus cilicicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cilicicus
Binomial name
Camponotus cilicicus
Emery, 1908

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Specimen Labels


Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. cilicicus belongs to the Camponotus herculeanus species group and recalls Camponotus vagus and Camponotus herculeanus, except for the clypeus of minor workers, which is anteriorly emarginated, the gena, which is covered with erect setae, and the gaster pubescence, which is distinctly shorter.

Keys including this Species


C. cilicicus has a scattered distribution in Turkey (Asia Minor), Iraq (Radchenko, 1997a) and Israel (Ionescu-Hirsch 2009).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iraq, Israel, Turkey (type locality).

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.

  • cilicicus. Camponotus cilicicus Emery, 1908a: 186 (w.) TURKEY.
    • Combination in C. (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a: 266; Emery, 1925b: 72.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1914a: 266; Emery, 1925b: 72; Pisarski, 1971b: 727; Bolton, 1995b: 92; Radchenko, 1997a: 558; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 38; Ionescu-Hirsch, 2010: 66; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 6; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 51 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 29.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 7.3–12.0, HL = 1.80–3.20, HW = 1.41–3.13, EL = 0.47–0.70, SL = 2.11–2.50, ML = 2.73–3.98, PW = 1.25–2.19, mTbL = 1.76–2.34, hTbL = 2.27–2.93 (n = 10).


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.
  • Ionescu-Hirsch A. 2009. An annotated list of Camponotus of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a key and descriptions of new species. ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY 39: 57–98.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.