Camponotus riedeli

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Camponotus riedeli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Tanaemyrmex
Species complex: samius
Species: C. riedeli
Binomial name
Camponotus riedeli
Pisarski, 1971

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Holotype labels

Camponotus riedeli is poorly known. Workers were collected on slopes of limestone hills (Pisarski 1971).


A member of the Camponotus samius species complex (Tanaemyrmex).

Salata et al. (2020) - Hind tibia and scape with decumbent to suberect pilosity and additional erect setae; gena with numerous erect setae; head, mesosoma and gaster brownish-black to black, legs in major and minor workers mostly brownish-black only coxa yellowish to yellowish brown, scape and first segment of funiculus black, remaining segments of funiculus yellowish; pilosity on gaster dense.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Iraq (type locality).

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.

  • riedeli. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) festai subsp. riedeli Pisarski, 1971b: 728, figs. 1-5 (s.w.) IRAQ.
    • Subspecies of festai: Bolton, 1995b: 120.
    • Status as species: Radchenko, 1996b: 1200 (in key); Radchenko, 1997d: 809; Borowiec, L. 2014: 40.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Type Material

Salata et al. (2020) - Holotype major worker, Salahuddin ad Erbil, Iraq (Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Holotype worker images examined, AntWeb, CASENT0917222, photos by Kate Martynova.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.