Colobopsis mutilata

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Colobopsis mutilata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Colobopsis
Species: C. mutilata
Binomial name
Colobopsis mutilata
(Smith, F., 1859)

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -5.733° to -10.743702°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (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.





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

  • mutilata. Formica mutilata Smith, F. 1859a: 137 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Mayr, 1876: 68 (q.). Combination in Colobopsis: Mayr, 1862: 691; in Camponotus (Colobopsis): Dalla Torre, 1893: 244; Emery, 1896d: 376. Combination in Colobopsis: Ward, et al., 2016: 350. Current subspecies: nominal plus stitzi.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica mutilata

Holotype worker major in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru.”



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Smith, Fr.. "Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace in the Islands of Bachian, Kaisaa, Amboyna, Gilolo, and at Dory in New Guinea." Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 5 (1860): 93-143.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.
  • Wheeler W.M. 1935. Check list of the ants of Oceania. Occasional Papers of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum 11(11):1-56.
  • Wheeler, William Morton.1935.Checklist of the Ants of Oceania.Occasional Papers 11(11): 3-56