Camponotus hova hovoides

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Camponotus hova hovoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. hova
Subspecies: C. hova hovoides
Trinomial name
Camponotus hova hovoides
Dalla Torre, 1893

Camponotus hova hovoides casent0101336 profile 1.jpg

Camponotus hova hovoides casent0101336 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Malagasy Region: Madagascar (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb




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

  • hovoides. Camponotus radamae var. hovoides Dalla Torre, 1893: 249.
    • [First available use of Camponotus maculatus r. radamae var. hovoides Forel, 1891b: 33 (s.w.q.m.) MADAGASCAR; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 85.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Forel, 1907g: 89; Santschi, 1911e: 131 (caption of fig. 3f); Emery, 1920c: 5; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 1041.
    • Subspecies of hova: Santschi, 1911e: 132; Emery, 1925b: 85; Bolton, 1995b: 104.



  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 249, soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 85, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 85, Variety of hova)
  • Santschi, F. 1911e. Nouvelles fourmis de Madagascar. Rev. Suisse Zool. 19: 117-134 (page 132, Variety of hova)
  • 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 (see also)