Camponotus confusus

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Camponotus confusus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. confusus
Binomial name
Camponotus confusus
Emery, 1887


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).
Indo-Australian Region: New Guinea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Elevation Range

Occurrence at collecting sites during elevational surveys of rainforest in the Eungella region, Queensland, Australia (Burwell et al., 2020).
Species Elevation (m asl)
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Shading indicates the bands of elevation where species was recorded.
Numbers are the percentage of total samples containing this species.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • confusus. Camponotus dorycus r. confusus Emery, 1887a: 215 (w.q.) AUSTRALIA.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 90.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 226.
    • Subspecies of dorycus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 228 (footnote); Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1897d: 574; Emery, 1911b: 532; Emery, 1911c: 249; Forel, 1911e: 290; Forel, 1915b: 96; Emery, 1925b: 90; Clark, 1928b: 170; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 245; Taylor & Brown, 1985: 113; Bolton, 1995b: 93.
    • Status as species: McArthur, 2007a: 326; McArthur, 2014: 82.

Type Material



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 93, catalogue)
  • Burwell, C.J., Nakamura, A. 2020. Rainforest ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along an elevational gradient at Eungella in the Clarke Range, Central Queensland coast, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 125: 43-63.
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 226, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 215, worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 90, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 90, subspecies of dorycus)
  • McArthur, A.J. 2007a. A key to Camponotus Mayr of Australia. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80: 290-351.
  • McArthur, A.J. 2014. A guide to Camponotus ants of Australia: 185 pp. South Australian Museum.
  • Taylor, R. W.; Brown, D. R. 1985. Formicoidea. Zool. Cat. Aust. 2:1- 149: 1-149, 30 (page 113, subspecies of dorycus)