Camponotus discors laetus

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Camponotus discors laetus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. discors
Subspecies: C. discors laetus
Trinomial name
Camponotus discors laetus
Emery, 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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • laetus. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) discors var. laeta Emery, 1925b: 102 (s.) AUSTRALIA. [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. discors var. laeta Forel, 1910b: 70; unavailable name (Taylor, 1986: 34).]

Type Material

  • Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) discors laetus Emery, 1925: Syntype, 7 workers, 2 queens, Tennant Creek, Queensland, Australia, Museum of Comparative Zoology.
  • Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) discors laetus Emery, 1925: Syntype, 1 worker, Tennant Creek, Queensland, Australia, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle Genève.
  • Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) discors laetus Emery, 1925: Syntype, 6 workers, Tennant Creek, Queensland, Australia, South Australian Museum.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 107, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 102, soldier described)
  • Taylor, R. W. 1986. The quadrinominal infrasubspecific names of Australian ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Gen. Appl. Entomol. 18: 33-37 (page 34, First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. discors var. laeta; unavailable name.)