Camponotus grandidieri ruspolii

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Camponotus grandidieri ruspolii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species group: grandidieri
Species: C. grandidieri
Subspecies: C. grandidieri ruspolii
Trinomial name
Camponotus grandidieri ruspolii
Forel, 1892

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Specimen labels


A member of the Camponotus grandidieri species group.


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Somalia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • ruspolii. Camponotus foraminosus r. ruspolii Forel, 1892d: 349 (w.) SOMALIA. Menozzi, 1926a: 39 (q.). Combination in C. (Myrmotrema): Forel, 1913b: 341. Subspecies of foraminosus: Emery, 1896d: 376; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 981. Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 250; Emery, 1920b: 258. Currently subspecies of grandidieri: Santschi, 1915c: 269; Emery, 1925b: 132; Menozzi, 1926a: 39.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 121, catalogue)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 250, status as species)
  • 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 376, subspecies of foraminosus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 258, status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 132, subspecies of grandidieri)
  • Forel, A. 1892d. Attini und Cryptocerini. Zwei neue Apterostigma-Arten. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 8: 344-349 (page 349, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 341, combination in C. (Myrmotrema))
  • Menozzi, C. 1926a. Formiche dell'Africa centrale. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 58: 36-41 (page 39, queen described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1926a. Formiche dell'Africa centrale. Boll. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 58: 36-41 (page 39, subspecies of grandidieri)
  • Rakotonirina, J.C., Csosz, S., Fisher, B.L. 2017. Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy Camponotus grandidieri and niveosetosus species groups (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) using qualitative and quantitative morphology. Zootaxa 4238: 203–245 (doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4238.2.2).
  • Santschi, F. 1915c. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 244-282 (page 269, subspecies of grandidieri)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922k. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. IX. A synonymic list of the ants of the Malagasy region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 4 45: 1005-1055 (page 981, subspecies of foraminosus)