Camponotus sexguttatus decorus

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Camponotus sexguttatus decorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. sexguttatus
Subspecies: C. sexguttatus decorus
Trinomial name
Camponotus sexguttatus decorus
(Smith, F., 1858)



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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.

  • decorus. Formica decora Smith, F. 1858b: 43 (q.) BRAZIL (no state data).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 4;
    • combination in C. (Myrmosphincta): Emery, 1925b: 152.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1923c: 8 (in key).
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 414; Roger, 1863b: 4.
    • Junior synonym of ruficeps: Mayr, 1865: 38; Mayr, 1886c: 356; Dalla Torre, 1893: 250; Forel, 1895b: 104.
    • Junior synonym of sexguttatus: Forel, 1909b: 57.
    • Subspecies of sexguttatus: Emery, 1894f: 2; Emery, 1896d: 375 (in list); Forel, 1899c: 155; Emery, 1925b: 152; Borgmeier, 1927c: 151; Kusnezov, 1952d: 224; Kempf, 1972a: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 95.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 95, catalogue)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 250, junior synonym of ruficepseme)
  • Emery, C. 1894g. Camponotus sexguttatus Fab. e C. sexguttatus Sm. et auct. Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. R. Univ. Torino 9(1 187: 1-4 (page 2, revived from synonymy as variety of sexguttatus)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 375, revived from synonymy as variety of sexguttatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 152, combination in C. (Myrmosphincta))
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 58, revived from synonymy as variety of sexguttatus)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 38, junior synonym of ruficeps)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 4, combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1858a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp. (page 43, queen described)