Camponotus festinus diligens

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Camponotus festinus diligens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. festinus
Subspecies: C. festinus diligens
Trinomial name
Camponotus festinus diligens
(Smith, F., 1857)



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 2.374167° to 2.374167°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Malaysia (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.




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

  • diligens. Formica diligens Smith, F. 1857a: 55 (q.) WEST MALAYSIA.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3;
    • combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 90.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 414; Roger, 1863b: 3; Smith, F. 1871a: 304; Dalla Torre, 1893: 228; Bingham, 1903: 262.
    • Subspecies of festinus: Forel, 1892j: 240; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 90; Donisthorpe, 1932c: 443; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 245; Bolton, 1995b: 96.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica diligens

Holotype queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “MALCA” (= Malacca, West Malaysia). The specimen in badly damaged and mounted on a very corroded pin; wings and gaster are missing.



  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 262, revived status as species)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 96, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 370, variety of festinus)
  • 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, variety of festinus)
  • Forel, A. 1892k. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245 (page 240, variety of festinus)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 55, queen described)