Camponotus nylanderi

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Camponotus nylanderi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. nylanderi
Binomial name
Camponotus nylanderi
Emery, 1921

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 44.9° to 36.9°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: France, Italy (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.


Association with Other Organisms

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  • This species is a host for the aphelinid wasp Aphytis melinus (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (associate).
  • This species is a host for the encyrtid wasp Leptomastix dactylopii (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (associate).



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

  • pallens. Formica pallens Nylander, 1849: 36 (w.) ITALY (Sicily).
    • [Junior primary homonym of Formica pallens Le Guillou, 1842: 316 (Emery, 1921a: 25).]
    • Forel, 1886f: 149 (s.); Emery, 1908a: 201 (q.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 1;
    • combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Emery, 1920b: 255.
    • Junior synonym of aethiops: Mayr, 1855: 313.
    • Junior synonym of marginata: Mayr, 1861: 36 (in key).
    • Junior synonym of sylvaticus: Mayr, 1863: 401; Roger, 1863b: 1; Mayr, 1865: 27; André, 1874: 201 (in list); Forel, 1874: 96 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879: 448; Nasonov, 1889: 11.
    • Subspecies of rubripes: Forel, 1886f: 143, 149.
    • Subspecies of sylvaticus: Emery, 1887a: 212 (footnote).
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 241 (footnote), 247; Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1908a: 201; Emery, 1908d: 24; Emery, 1914d: 159; Emery, 1916b: 225.
    • Status as species: Smith, F. 1858b: 12; Mayr, 1877: 20 (in list); Dalla Torre, 1893: 246; Emery, 1920b: 255; Emery, 1920c: 7, 12 (in key); Menozzi, 1921: 32.
    • Replacement name: Camponotus nylanderi Emery, 1921a: 25.
  • nylanderi. Camponotus nylanderi Emery, 1921a: 25.
    • Replacement name for Formica pallens Nylander, 1849: 36. [Junior primary homonym of Formica pallens Le Guillou, 1842: 316.]
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 91.
    • Subspecies of atlantis: Emery, 1925b: 91; Donisthorpe, 1927a: 9; Grandi, 1935: 102.
    • Subspecies of alii: Santschi, 1939d: 86 (in key).
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1931a: 11; Baroni Urbani, 1964b: 59; Baroni Urbani, 1964c: 161; Baroni Urbani, 1971c: 185; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 284 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 114; Poldi, et al. 1995: 7; Petrov, 2006: 110 (in key); Radchenko, 2007: 38; Collingwood, et al. 2011: 451; Borowiec, L. 2014: 38; Lebas, et al. 2016: 150.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Baroni Urbani, C.. "Formiche dell'Italia appenninica (Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia, III)." Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 12 (1964): 149-172.
  • Baroni Urbani, C.. "Studi sulla mirmecofauna d'Italia. II. Formiche di Sicilia." Atti dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania (6) 16 (1964): 25-66.
  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Borowiec L., and S. Salata. 2015. Pheidole symbioticaWasmann, 1909, an enigmatic supposed social parasite, is a nematodeinfested form of Pheidole pallidula(Nylander, 1849) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology 62(2): 181-186.
  • Poldi B., M. Mei, and F. Rigato. 1995. Hymenoptera, Formicidae. Vol 102. Checklist delle specie della fauna Italiana: 1-10.
  • Radchenko A. G. 2007. The ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the collection of William Nylander. Fragmenta Faunistica (Warsaw) 50: 27-41.