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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Orthonotus
Ashmead, 1905
Type species
Formica sericea, now Camponotus sericeus

Camponotus sericeus casent0104896 profile 1.jpg

Camponotus sericeus casent0104896 dorsal 1.jpg

Specimen labels

This taxon is a junior homonym and has been replaced by Orthonotomyrmex (a subgenus of Camponotus).


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

  • ORTHONOTUS [junior homonym, see Orthonotomyrmex]
    • Orthonotus Ashmead, 1905b: 384. Type-species: Formica sericea, by original designation. [Junior homonym of Orthonotus Westwood, in Stephens, 1829: 344 (Hemiptera).]
    • Orthonotomyrmex Ashmead, 1906: 31, replacement name for Orthonotus Ashmead.


  • Ashmead, W. H. 1905c. A skeleton of a new arrangement of the families, subfamilies, tribes and genera of the ants, or the superfamily Formicoidea. Can. Entomol. 37: 381-384 (page 384, Orthonotus in Camponotinae, Camponitini)
  • Ashmead, W. H. 1906. Classification of the foraging and driver ants, or Family Dorylidae, with a description of the genus Ctenopyga Ashm. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 8: 21-31 (page 31, Orthonotomyrmex replacement name for junior homonym, Orthonotus Ashmead, 1905)
  • Bolton, B. 2003. Synopsis and Classification of Formicidae. Mem. Am. Entomol. Inst. 71: 370pp (page 114, Orthonotus Ashmead, junior homonym of Orthonotus Westwood)