Camponotus quadrinotatus

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Camponotus quadrinotatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. quadrinotatus
Binomial name
Camponotus quadrinotatus
Forel, 1886

Camponotus quadrinotatus casent0008641 p 1 high.jpg

Camponotus quadrinotatus casent0008641 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels

Common Name
Language: Japanese

An arboreal species that nests in bark or crevices in tree trunks of coniferous and mixed forests.


Japanese Ant Image Database - Total length of workers around 5 - 6 mm. Body black; pronotum brownish in many individuals. First and 2nd gastral terga each with a pair of yellowish spots. Metanotal groove not incised dorsally; petiole with hairs.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb




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

  • quadrinotatus. Camponotus marginatus var. quadrinotatus Forel, 1886f: 142 (s.w.q.) JAPAN.
    • Santschi, 1925f: 89 (m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 118.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896d: 373 (in list); Emery, 1925b: 118; Teranishi, 1940: 26.
    • Subspecies of fallax: Forel, 1907e: 19.
    • Subspecies of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 29; Wheeler, W.M. 1921c: 544; Santschi, 1925f: 89; Wheeler, W.M. 1928d: 118; Wheeler, W.M. 1929f: 10; Wheeler, W.M. 1930h: 76; Morisita, 1945: 22; Azuma, 1951: 89; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 234; Azuma, 1953: 5; Azuma, 1955: 80; Onoyama, 1980: 201; Tang, J., Li, et al. 1995: 114 (error).
    • Subspecies of marginatus: Dalla Torre, 1893: 242; Forel, 1900e: 270; Ruzsky, 1905b: 249; Wheeler, W.M. 1906c: 326; Yano, 1910: 422; Ruzsky, 1925b: 42; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1928b: 5; Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 18; Ruzsky, 1946: 69.
    • Status as species: Ruzsky, 1926: 109; Collingwood, 1976: 307; Azuma, 1977: 116; Collingwood, 1981: 29; Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989a: 222 (in key); Wang, C., Xiao & Wu, 1989b: 327; Kupyanskaya, 1990: 173; Morisita, et al. 1991: 43; Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 29 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 119; Wu, J. & Wang, 1995: 176; Radchenko, 1996b: 1199 (in key); Radchenko, 1997b: 704; Terayama, 1999b: 30 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 36; Radchenko, 2005b: 160; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69; Guénard & Dunn, 2012: 29.
    • Senior synonym of nigricolor: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 119; Radchenko, 1997b: 704.
    • Senior synonym of rubicolor: Radchenko, 1997b: 704.
  • nigricolor. Camponotus quadrinotatus var. nigricolor Ruzsky, 1926: 109.
    • [First available use of Camponotus marginatus subsp. quadrinotatus var. nigricolor Ruzsky, 1925b: 42 (w.) RUSSIA; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Junior synonym of quadrinotatus: Kuznetsov-Ugamsky, 1929a: 18; Bolton, 1995b: 113; Radchenko, 1997b: 704.
  • rubicolor. Camponotus marginatus var. rubicolor Ruzsky, 1925b: 42 (w.) RUSSIA.
    • [Also described as new by Ruzsky, 1926: 109.]
    • Subspecies of aethiops: Bolton, 1995b: 121.
    • Junior synonym of quadrinotatus: Radchenko, 1997b: 704.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Azuma M. 1953. On the myrmecological fauna of Mt. Rokko, Hyogo Prefecture. Warera 2:1-7.
  • Azuma M. 1955. A list of ants (Formicidae) from Hokkaido Is. Hyogo Biology 3:79-80.
  • Choi B.-M. 1987. Taxonomic study on ants (Formicidae) in Korea (1). On the genus Monomorium. Journal of the Institute of Science Education (Cheongju National Teachers' College) 11:17-30.
  • Choi B.M. 1985. Study on distribution of ants (Formicidae) from Korea (1). Formic fauna in Mt. Songni. Cheongju Sabom Taehak Nonmunjip (Journal of Cheongju National Teachers' College) 22:401-437.
  • 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. 1996. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (15) -Ant fauna islands Ullungdo and Dokdo. Journal of Chongju National University of Education 33: 201-219.
  • Choi B.M. 1998. Distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (19) Ants fauna from Chungcheongbukdo Province. Cheongju Tea. Coll. 35: 213-266.
  • 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., K. Ogata, and M. Terayama. 1993. Comparative studies of ant faunas of Korea and Japan. 1. Faunal comparison among islands of Southern Korean and northern Kyushu, Japan. Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan 48(1): 37-49.
  • 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 H.S. Lee. 1999. Studies on the distribution ants in Korea (21) - Ant fauna in Kwanaksan. Korean J. Soil Zoology 4(1): 1-4.
  • Choi B.M., and J. R. Bang. Studies on the distribution of ants (Formicidae) in Korea (12): the analysis of ant communities in 23 islands. Journal of Cheongju National University of Education 30:317-330.
  • Collingwood C. A. 1981. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Korea, 2. Folia Entomologica Hungarica 42(34): 25-30.
  • Forel A. 1907. Formiciden aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg. II. Teil. Neueingänge seit 1900. Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hambg. 24: 1-20.
  • Guénard B., and R. R. Dunn. 2012. A checklist of the ants of China. Zootaxa 3558: 1-77.
  • Harada Y., D. Fukukura, R. Kurisu, and S. Yamane. 2013. Ants of Ports, monitoring of alien ant species. Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan 68: 29-40.
  • Hayashida K. 1957. Ecological distribution of ants in Sapporo and vicinity. (Preliminary report.). Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Series VI. Zoology 13:173-177.
  • Hayashida K. 1961. Studies on the ecological distribution of ants in Sapporo and its vicinity (1 et 2). Insectes Sociaux 7: 125-162.
  • Hayashida K. 1971. Vertical distribution of ants in the southern part of the Hidaka mountains. [In Japanese.]. Memoirs of the National Science Museum (Tokyo) 4:29-38.
  • Hosoishi S. 2006. Ant fauna of Noko Island. pp99-107. In: The floristic and faunistic surveys of the Noko Island.
  • Ikeshita Y., A. Gotoh, K. Yamamoto, N. Taniguchi, and F. Ito. 2007. Ants collected in Mt. Linoyama, Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Kagawa Seibutsu 34: 59-62.
  • Kim B.J. 1996. Synonymic list and distribution of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) in Korea. Entomological Research Bulletin Supplement 169-196.
  • Kim B.J., S.J. Park, and J.H. Kim. 1996. Ants from Naejangsan national park (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Korean J. Soil. Zoology &(2): 120-133.
  • Kim et al. 1993. Systematic study of ants from Chejudo Province. Koran Journal of Entomology 23(3): 117-141.
  • Kubota S., and M. Terayama. 1982. Ant fauna of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (IV) Ants of Kakio. Kanagawa-chuho (Journal of the Kanagawa Entomologists Association) 21-28.
  • Kubota. S., and M. Terayama. 1988. Ant fauna of Tokyo. (1) A list of ants collected at the parks. ARI Reports of the Myrmecologists Society (Japan) 16: 14-16
  • Kwon T.S., C. M. Lee, J. H. Chun, J. H. Sung, and S. K. Kim. 2011. Ants in Hongneung forest. Korea Forest Research Institute, 92 pages.
  • Lee T. L., and Y. S. Wei. 2005.. Study for the temporal and spatial variation of the ant assemblages as the biological indicator in national parks. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 4(4): 491-496.
  • Morisita M. 1945. Ants of the southern part of Hokkaido, Japan. [In Japanese.] Mushi 16:21-28. 
  • Natuhara Y. 1998. Ant faunae in Osaka City and three other sites in Osake Prefecture. Bulletin of Myrmecological Society of Japan 22: 1-5.
  • Ochi K. 1983. Distribution pattern of ants in pine stands, with special reference to Monomorium nipponense Wheeler (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Gensei 44:1-6.
  • Ogata. K., Touyama, Y. and Choi, B. M. 1994. Ant fauna of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. ARI Reports of the Myrmecologists Society (Japan) 18: 18-25
  • Paik W.H. 1984. A checklist of Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Korea. Korean J. Plant Prot. 23(3): 193-195.
  • Park S. H., S. Hosoishi, K. Ogata, and Y. Kuboki. 2014. Clustering of ant communities and indicator species analysis using self-organizing maps. Comptes Rendus Biologies
  • Park S.J., and B.J. Kim. 2002. Faunal comparison of ants among Cheongsando and other islands of South Sea in Korea. Korean Journal of Entomology 32(1): 7-12.
  • Park, Seong, Joon and Byung, and Kim, Jin. 2002. Faunal Comparison of Ants among Cheongsando and Other Islands of South Sea in Korea. Korean Jornal of Entomology. 32(1):7-12.
  • Radchenko, A. 2005. Monographic revision of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of North Korea. Annales Zoologici (Warsaw) 55: 127-221.
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2011. Checklist of Chinese Ants: the Formicomorph Subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (I). Journal of Guangxi Normal University: Natural Science Edition. 29(3): 65-73.
  • Ruzsky M. 1946. Ants of Tomsk province and contiguous localities. Trudy Tomskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta 97: 69-72.
  • Sakai H. 2002. Reproductive flight season of Japanese ants. Ari 26: 33-39.
  • Santschi F. 1925. Contribution à la faune myrmécologique de la Chine. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 56: 81-96.
  • Tang J., Li S., Huang E., Zhang B. and Chen Y.. 1995. Hymenoptera: Formicidae (1). Economic Insect Fauna of China 47: 1-133.
  • Tang Jue, Li Shen, Huang Enyou, Zhang Benyue. 1985. Notes on ants from Zhoushan islands , Zhejiang (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Acta Agriculturae Universitatis Chekianensis 11(3): 307-318.
  • Tang Jue, Li Shen, Huang Enyou, Zhang Benyue. 1985. Notes on ants from Zhoushan Islands Zhejiang (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).  Journal of Zhejiang University (Agric.& Life Sci.) 3.
  • Terayama M. 1977. Checklist of the known ants of Saitama Prefecture. Insects and nature 12(4): 26-27
  • Terayama M. 1992. Structure of ant communities in East Asia. A. Regional differences and species richness. Bulletin of the Bio-geographical Society of Japan 47: 1-31.
  • Terayama M. 2001. Ants of the Institute for Nature study in Minato-ku, Tokyo: species composition, relative nest abundance, and nest density. Rept. Inst. Nat. Stu. 33: 289-300.
  • Terayama M. 2005. Ants from the Akasaka Imperial Gardens, Tokyo. Mem. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo 39: 239-243.
  • Terayama M., Choi, B.M., Kim, C.H. 1992. A check list of ants from Korea, with taxonomic notes. Bulletin of the Toho Gakuen 7:19-54.
  • Terayama M., K. Ogata, and B.M. Choi. 1994. Distribution records of ants in 47 prefectures of Japan. Ari (report of the Myrmecologists Society of Japan) 18: 5-17.
  • Terayama M., S. Kubota, and K. Eguchi. 2014. Encyclopedia of Japanese ants. Asakura Shoten: Tokyo, 278 pp.
  • Teruyama. M. 1988. Ant fauna of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. ARI Reports of the Myrmecologists Society (Japan) 16: 4-13
  • Togashi I., and M. Terayama. 2010. Ant fauna of Hegurajima and Nanatsujima islands, Ishikawa Prefecture. Bull. Biogeoger. Soc. Japan 65: 195-196.
  • Wang C., Xiao G. and Wu J.. 1989. Taxonomic studies on the genus Camponotus in China (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (conclusion). Forest Research 2: 221-228
  • Wheeler W. M. 1906. The ants of Japan. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 22: 301-328.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1928. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Japan and Korea. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 22: 96-125.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1930. A list of the known Chinese ants. Peking Natural History Bulletin 5: 53-81.
  • Wu Z. W., X. D. Bi, X. He, Z. X. Lu, L. J. Wei, and Y. Q Chen. 2015. Impact of continuous fire disturbance on ground-dwelling ant communities in arid-hot valleys of Panzhihua, Sichuan. Journal of Yunnan University 37(3): 467-474.
  • Yamane S., Y. Harada, and K. Eguchi. 2013. Classification and ecology of ants. Natural history of ants in Southern Kyushu. 200 pages
  • Yamazaki K., and K. Takakura. 2011. Fauna of Mandai-ike Park in Osaka City. Osaka Tatsuwa Department of Research report (?????????) 73: 75-87.