Camponotus mystaceus

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Camponotus mystaceus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. mystaceus
Binomial name
Camponotus mystaceus
Emery, 1886

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Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.

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.

  • mystaceus. Camponotus mystaceus Emery, 1886: 356, pl. 17, fig. 3 (s.w.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Arnold, 1924: 675 (q.). Combination in C. (Myrmopsamma): Forel, 1914a: 261. Current subspecies: nominal plus exsanguis, kamae.



  • Arnold, G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 675-766 (page 675, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1886b. Alcune formiche africane. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 18: 355-366 (page 356, pl. 17, fig. 3 soldier, worker, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 261, Combination in C. (Myrmopsamma))