Camponotus flavomarginatus

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Camponotus flavomarginatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. flavomarginatus
Binomial name
Camponotus flavomarginatus
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Eritrea, Ghana (type locality), Guinea, Kenya, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates.
Palaearctic Region: Oman.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Collingwood and Agosti (1996) – The similar Camponotus jizani is abundant in the lower valleys of south-west Yemen just as it is around Fayfa in Saudi Arabia. Camponotus flavomarginatus seems to be more restricted to the mountains where, as in the Asir mountains and the Sumara and Sangani passes in Yemen, it occurred on rugged land over 2200 m.


This species is a host for the encyrtid wasp Anagyrus lopezi (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (associate).




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

  • flavomarginatus. Camponotus flavomarginatus Mayr, 1862: 664 (w.) GHANA. Forel, 1907c: 144 (q.m.); Menozzi, 1926a: 38 (q.m.). Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Santschi, 1916b: 509. Subspecies of micans: Emery, 1881b: 526. Junior synonym of micans: Dalla Torre, 1893: 243. Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1892j: 237; Emery, 1895h: 48; Santschi, 1911g: 212; Arnold, 1924: 692; Santschi, 1937d: 244. Senior synonym of albisectus: Emery, 1895h: 48; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 968; Menozzi, 1930b: 118. Revived status as species: Collingwood, 1985: 281.
  • albisectus. Camponotus micans r. albisectus Emery, 1892a: 120 (w.) SOMALIA. Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1914a: 268. Raised to species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 221; Forel, 1914a: 268. Junior synonym of flavomarginatus: Emery, 1895h: 48; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 968; Menozzi, 1930b: 118.



  • Arnold, G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 675-766 (page 692, subspecies of rufoglaucus)
  • Collingwood, C. A. 1985. Hymenoptera: Fam. Formicidae of Saudi Arabia. Fauna Saudi Arab. 7: 230-302 (page 281, revived status as species)
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385.
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 243, junior synonym of micans)
  • Emery, C. 1881b. Viaggio ad Assab nel Mar Rosso dei Signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso "Esploratore" dal 16 novembre 1879 al 26 febbraio 1880. I. Formiche. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 16: 525-535 (page 526, variety of micans)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 48, subspecies of rufoglaucus)
  • Emery, C. 1895i. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 64: 15-56 (page 48, senior synonym of albisectus)
  • Forel, A. 1892k. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245 (page 237, subspecies of rufoglaucus)
  • Forel, A. 1907f. Fourmis d'Ethiopie récoltées par M. le baron Maurice de Rothschild en 1905. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 26: 129-144 (page 144, queen, male described)
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 664, worker described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1926a. Formiche dell'Africa centrale. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 58: 36-41 (page 38, queen, male described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1930b. Formiche della Somalia italiana meridionale. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 9: 76-130 (page 118, senior synonym of albisectus)
  • Santschi, F. 1911g. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo et du Benguela. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 1: 204-217 (page 212, subspecies of rufoglaucus)
  • Santschi, F. 1916b [1915]. Descriptions de fourmis nouvelles d'Afrique et d'Amérique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 497-513 (page 509, combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Santschi, F. 1937d. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Rev. Suisse Zool. 44: 211-250 (page 244, subspecies of rufoglaucus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 968, senior synonym of albisectus)