Camponotus friedae

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Camponotus friedae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. friedae
Binomial name
Camponotus friedae
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels


This species nests in the soil and under stone of forests, forest margins, and grasslands.


Terayama (1999) - Polymorphic species; total length around 5 mm in minor workers, and 7-9 mm in major workers. Head black; mesosoma, antenna, and legs brown; gaster blackish brown. In major workers: mandible with 6 teeth (5 in smaller individuals); clypeus produced anteriorly; anterior margin of clypeus without a median notch; scape exceeding posterior margin of head by 1/5 its length; pro- and mesonotal dorsum straight and anterior end of mesonotal dorsum forming a dull angle in profile; propodeal declivity abruptly declivitous; dorsum of mesosoma with more than 20 long erect hairs; similar hairs also present on vertex of head. petiolar dorsum. and gaster. In minor workers: mandible with 5 teeth; clypeus produced anteriorly; scape exceeding posterior margin of head by 1/3 its length; pro- and mesonotal dorsum almost straight; propodeal declivity abruptly declivitous; mesosoma with more than 20 long erect hairs.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Taiwan (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China, Japan.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Terayama 1999.


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

  • amia. Camponotus friedae var. amia Forel, 1912a: 78 (s.w.) TAIWAN. Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 102. Junior synonym of friedae: Terayama, 1999b: 32.
  • friedae. Camponotus friedae Forel, 1912a: 77 (s.w.q.m.) TAIWAN. Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1914a: 267; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 102. Senior synonym of amia: Terayama, 1999b: 32.