Camponotus nipponensis

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Camponotus nipponensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. nipponensis
Binomial name
Camponotus nipponensis
Santschi, 1937

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Common Name
Language: Japanese

This species is distributed from lowlands to lower mountainous regions and is relatively rare (Japanese Ant Image Database).


This species is easily separated from the other Japanese members of subgenus Myrmentoma by the abundant long hairs on its mesosoma and petiole (Japanese Ant Image Database).

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Japan (type locality), Republic of Korea.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • nipponensis. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) nipponensis Santschi, 1937h: 381, fig. 12 (s.w.q.m.) JAPAN.
    • [Erroneous combination in Lasius: Kim, 1988: 119.]
    • Status as species: Azuma, 1951: 89; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 232; Onoyama, 1980: 201; Morisita, et al. 1991: 43; Bolton, 1995b: 113; Radchenko, 1997d: 813; Terayama, 1999b: 29 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 35; Radchenko, 2005b: 159; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

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  • Choi B.M. 1986. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea. Journal of Chongju National Teacher College 23: 317-386.
  • Choi B.M., Bang, J.R. 1992. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (9). Ant fauna in Mt. Togyusan. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 31:101-112.
  • Choi B.M., Kim, C.H., Bang, J.R. 1993. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (13). A checklist of ants from each province (Do), with taxonomic notes. Cheongju Sabom Taehakkyo Nonmunjip (Journal of Cheongju National University of Education) 30: 331-380.
  • Choi B.M., and Park, K.S. 1991. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (7). Ant fauna in Mt. Kyeryongsan. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 30: 80-85.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Kim B.J. 1996. Synonymic list and distribution of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) in Korea. Entomological Research Bulletin Supplement 169-196.
  • Kim G., and D. Lyu. 2012. Distribution of ants (Insecta, Hymenoptera) in Chiaksan Mountain, Prov Gangweon, Korea. Journal of Korean Nature 5(2): 127-129.
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  • Teruyama. M. 1994. Ant fauna of Saitama Prefecture, Japan (Supplement). ARI Reports of the Myrmecologists Society (Japan) 18: 30