Calomyrmex laevissimus

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

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

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.

  • laevissimus. Formica laevissima Smith, F. 1859a: 138 (w.) INDONESIA (Aru I.). Mayr, 1897: 435 (q.). Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1867a: 39; in Calomyrmex: Emery, 1895j: 772. Current subspecies: nominal plus trochanteralis.

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

Formica laevissima

Holotype worker in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “Aru 28.” Also present in Oxford University Museum of Natural History are two workers from “Wag.” and one each from “Gil. S” and “Bac.”



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 83, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1895l. Die Gattung Dorylus Fab. und die systematische Eintheilung der Formiciden. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 685-778 (page 772, combination in Calomyrmex)
  • Mayr, G. 1867a. Adnotationes in monographiam formicidarum Indo-Neerlandicarum. Tijdschr. Entomol. 10: 33-117 (page 39, combination in Camponotus)
  • Mayr, G. 1897. Formiciden aus Ceylon und Singapur. Természetr. Füz. 20: 420-436 (page 435, queen described)
  • Smith, F. 1859a. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects collected by Mr. A. R. Wallace at the islands of Aru and Key. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 3: 132-158 (page 138, worker described)