Camponotus rufoglaucus

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Camponotus rufoglaucus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rufoglaucus
Binomial name
Camponotus rufoglaucus
(Jerdon, 1851)

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Specimen Labels


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  • Worker from Kerala, India. Photo by Kalesh Sadasivan.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe.
Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India (type locality), Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam.
Palaearctic Region: Canary Islands, China.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • rufoglaucus. Formica rufoglauca Jerdon, 1851: 124 (w.) INDIA. Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3; in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1912i: 91. Senior synonym of redtenbacheri: Forel, 1892j: 237. Current subspecies: nominal plus controversus, feae, latericus, syphax, tenuis, zanzibaricus, zulu.
  • redtenbacheri. Camponotus redtenbacheri Mayr, 1862: 667 (w.) SRI LANKA. Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1913k: 129. Subspecies of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1913k: 129. Junior synonym of rufoglaucus: Forel, 1892j: 237; Bingham, 1903: 363; Emery, 1925b: 105.



  • n = 18 (Spain; Tunisia) (Hauschteck-Jungen & Jungen, 1983) (Lorite and Palomeque 2010 states some issues about the identification/sampling location).


  • Forel, A. 1892k. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 219-245 (page 237, Senior synonym of redtenbacheri)
  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 91, Combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Jerdon, T. C. 1851. A catalogue of the species of ants found in Southern India. Madras J. Lit. Sci. 17: 103-127 (page 124, worker described)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Combination in Camponotus)