Camponotus husseini

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Camponotus husseini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. husseini
Binomial name
Camponotus husseini
Dietrich, 2004



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Jordan (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.

  • husseini. Camponotus husseini Dietrich, 2004: 328, fig. 9 (w.) JORDAN.
    • Type-material: holotype worker, 11 paratype workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Jordan: Wadi Araba, 36 km. N Aqaba, 26.x.1996 (C.O. Dietrich); paratypes with same data.
    • Type-depositories: NHMW (holotype); MMBC, NHMW, TAUI (paratypes).
    • Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Dietrich, 2004: 319 (by implication as Dietrich cites membership of C. sericeus group).
    • Status as species: Borowiec, L. 2014: 34; Borowiec, L. & Salata, 2020: 3.
    • Distribution: Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen.

Type Material

Bezděčková et al. (2017) - Three paratypes are deposited in Moravian Museum, Brno, Czech Republic (all dry-mounted, glued on point card labels):

  • PARATYPES (3 workers, on one pin): ‘Jordanien, JOR / Wadi Araba, 36 km N Aqaba / 1996-10-26 / leg. C. O. Dietrich [p] // Camponotus / husseini / Dietrich, 2004 / det. C.O. Dietrich // Invent. č. [p] / 6653–6655 [hw] / Ent. / Mor. museum, Brno [p] // Paratypen [p, red label]’.


Dietrich 2004, page 328.
Dietrich 2004, page 329.
Dietrich 2004, page 330.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Dietrich C. O. 2004. Taxonomische Beiträge zur Myrmekofauna Jordaniens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Denisia 14: 319-344.