Camponotus aegyptiacus

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Camponotus aegyptiacus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. aegyptiacus
Binomial name
Camponotus aegyptiacus
Emery, 1915

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Specimen Labels


This species is generally common throughout Arabia. Males frequently fly to light in the evening. (Collingwood and Agosti 1996).



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Benin, Eritrea, Guinea, Kenya, Senegal, Yemen.
Palaearctic Region: Egypt (type locality), Kuwait, Oman.

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.

  • aegyptiacus. Camponotus maculatus subsp. aegyptiacus Emery, 1915f: 79 (w.) EGYPT. Menozzi, 1932e: 453 (q.m.). [Also described as new by Emery, 1915g: 22.] Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 87. Subspecies of maculatus: Forel, 1916: 459; Emery, 1920c: 5; Santschi, 1935b: 275. Raised to species, senior synonym of infrasquameus and material of the unavailable names claveaui, sudanicus referred here: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130.
  • infrasquameus. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) maculatus st. infrasquameus Santschi, 1926b: 249 (s.w.q.) BENIN. Junior synonym of aegyptiacus: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 130.



  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1972. Studi sui Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel 82: 122-135 (page 130, raised to species, senior synonym of infrasquameus and material of the unavailable name claveaui and sudanicus referred here.)
  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 84, catalogue)
  • Collingwood, C. A. and D. Agosti. 1996. Formicidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Saudi Arabia (part 2). Fauna of Saudi Arabia. 15:300-385.
  • Emery, C. 1915d. Sur le type de Camponotus maculatus (Formica maculata F.) (Hym. Formicidae). Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1915: 79-80 (page 79, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1915e. Formiche raccolte nell'Eritrea dal Prof. F. Silvestri. Boll. Lab. Zool. Gen. Agrar. R. Sc. Super. Agric. 10: 3-26 (page 22, also described as new)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 5, variety/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 87, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1916. Fourmis du Congo et d'autres provenances récoltées par MM. Hermann Kohl, Luja, Mayné, etc. Rev. Suisse Zool. 24: 397-460 (page 459, variety/subspecies of maculatus)
  • Menozzi, C. 1932e. Spedizione scientifica all'Oasi di Cufra (marzo-luglio 1931). Formiche. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 55: 451-456 (page 453, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1935b. Hymenoptera. I. Formicidae. Mission Sci. Omo 2: 255-277 (page 275, variety/subspecies of maculatus)