Camponotus kiesenwetteri

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Camponotus kiesenwetteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. kiesenwetteri
Binomial name
Camponotus kiesenwetteri
(Roger, 1859)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece (type locality), Iran, Turkey.

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

  • kiesenwetteri. Formica (Hypoclinea) kiesenwetteri Roger, 1859: 241 (w., not m., see Mayr, 1861: 39) GREECE. Forel, 1886e: clxi (q.m.). Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1861: 36; in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Forel, 1914a: 273; in C. (Myrmentoma): Forel, 1912i: 92; Emery, 1925b: 121. Current subspecies: nominal plus cyprius, nitidescens.

Taxonomic Notes

Seifert (2019): This taxon has been described from Greece. The type specimen depicted in under FOCOL2486 shows a much stronger, more reticulate-foveolate sculpture and much denser pubescence on all body surfaces than observed in any member of the C. lateralis group. This results in a matte surface appearance at smaller magnifications. Yet, C. kiesenwetteri is certainly related to this group considering several body shape characters.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 121, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • Forel, A. 1886c. Diagnoses provisoires de quelques espèces nouvelles de fourmis de Madagascar, récoltées par M. Grandidier. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30:ci-cvii. (page clxi, queen, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 273, Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex))
  • Mayr, G. 1861. Die europäischen Formiciden. Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien: C. Gerolds Sohn, 80 pp. (page 39, see also; page 36, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Roger, J. 1859. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Ameisenfauna der Mittelmeerländer. I. Berl. Entomol. Z. 3: 225-259 (page 241, worker described)
  • Seifert, B. 2019. A taxonomic revision of the members of the Camponotus lateralis species group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Europe, Asia Minor and Caucasia. Soil Organisms 91: 7-32 (DOI 10.25674/so-91-1-02).