Camponotus cruentatus asper

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Camponotus cruentatus asper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cruentatus
Subspecies: C. cruentatus asper
Trinomial name
Camponotus cruentatus asper
Menozzi, 1925


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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

  • asper. Camponotus (Myrmosericus) cruentatus var. aspera Menozzi, 1925b: 371 (w.) AUSTRALIA (Victoria).
    • Subspecies of cruentatus: Taylor & Brown, 1985: 112; Taylor, 1987a: 12; Bolton, 1995b: 86.

Type Material

  • Camponotus (Myrmosericus) cruentatus aspera Menozzi, 1925: Syntype, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, museum unknown (prob. IEGG (Bologna) or DEI (Müncheberg)).

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


Worker. It differs from the type in having more opaque mandibles, with very dense striations and piligerous punctations less dispersed; but otherwise similar to the type. Melbourne (Australia)

I received four specimens of C cruentatus from the Dutch East Indies. It differs from these by its very opaque mandibles with a dense and very fine and quite distinct striation on all its upper surface, especially in the distal half. I found it necessary to distinguish this variety by name even for geographical reasons; in fact it should be noted that the typical form up until now has been found only in southern Europe and in some regions of north America.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 86, catalogue)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925b. Qualche formica nuova od interessante del Deutsch. Ent. Institut di Dahlem (Form.). Entomol. Mitt. 14: 368-371 (page 371, worker described)