Camponotus mitis

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Camponotus mitis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. mitis
Binomial name
Camponotus mitis
(Smith, F., 1858)

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).
Palaearctic Region: China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms



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

  • mitis. Formica mitis Smith, F. 1858b: 20 (w.) SRI LANKA. Karavaiev, 1929c: 237 (q.m.); Imai, et al. 1984: 9 (k.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3; in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913k: 125; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 96. Subspecies of rubripes: Forel, 1886f: 143; of sylvaticus: Emery, 1887a: 213; of maculatus: Forel, 1892j: 230; Emery, 1901f: 121; Forel, 1907e: 19; of variegatus: Emery, 1920c: 7; Santschi, 1920h: 173; Emery, 1925b: 96; Wheeler, W.M. 1927d: 10; Karavaiev, 1933a: 316. Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Bingham, 1903: 355; Emery, 1920b: 255; Mukerjee, 1934: 10; Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989a: 224.



  • 2n = 20, karyotype = 20M (India) (Imai et al., 1984).


  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 355, Status as species)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 243, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1887a [1886]. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24[=(2)(4): 209-240 (page 213, Race/variety of sylvaticus)
  • Emery, C. 1901h. Ameisen gesammelt in Ceylon von Dr. W. Horn 1899. Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1901: 113-122 (page 121, Race/variety of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 255, Status as species)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 7, Race/variety of variegatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 96, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 96, Race/variety of variegatus)
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 143, Race/variety of rubripes)
  • Forel, A. 1892k. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245 (page 230, Race/variety of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1907h. Formiciden aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg. II. Teil. Neueingänge seit 1900. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 24: 1-20 (page 19, Race/variety of maculatus)
  • Forel, A. 1913l. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise nach Ostindien ausgeführt im Auftrage der Kgl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin von H. v. Buttel-Reepen. II. Ameisen aus Sumatra, Java, Malacca und Ceylon. Gesammelt von Her (page 125, Combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 9, karyotype described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1929e. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet. VI. Zb. Prats Zool. Muz. 7:235-248 [= Tr. Vseukr. Akad. Nauk Fiz.-Mat. Vidd. 13:233-246]. (page 237, queen, male described)
  • Karavaiev, V. 1933a [1932]. Ameisen aus dem Indo-Australischen Gebiet, VII. Konowia 11: 305-320 (page 316, Race/variety of variegatus)
  • Lu, Y-F.; Zhou, S.-Y. 2005. Karyotype analysis of four species in Formicidae. Guangxi Shifan Daxue Xuebao Ziran Kexue Ban 23: 81-84 (page 81-84, Karyotype described)
  • Mukerjee, D. 1934. Entomological investigations on the spike disease of sandal (22). Formicidae (Hymen.). Indian Forest Rec. Entomol. Ser. 20(5 5: 1-15 (page 10, Status as species)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Santschi, F. 1920g. Cinq nouvelles notes sur les fourmis. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 53: 163-186 (page 173, Race/variety of variegatus)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 20, worker described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1927d. Chinese ants collected by Professor S. F. Light and Professor N. Gist Gee. Am. Mus. Novit. 255: 1-12 (page 10, Race/variety of variegatus)
  • Xiao, G.; Wang, C. 1989a. [Untitled. Descriptions of new taxa: Camponotus spanis Xiao et Wang; Camponotus fuscivillosus Xiao et Wang; Camponotus rubidus Xiao et Wang.]. Pp. 224-225, 227 in: Wang, C., Xiao, G., Wu, J. Taxonomic studies on the genus |Camp (page 224, Status as species)