Camponotus aeneopilosus

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Camponotus aeneopilosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. aeneopilosus
Binomial name
Camponotus aeneopilosus
Mayr, 1862

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Australasian Region: Australia (type locality).

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • aeneopilosus. Camponotus aeneopilosus Mayr, 1862: 665 (w.) AUSTRALIA. Mayr, 1865: 34 (q.); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1953e: 195 (l.). Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1914a: 268; in C. (Myrmophyma): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 706. Current subspecies: nominal plus flavidopubescens.

Type Material

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Worker 10mm long. Very similar to C. aethiops but with a strong brass-yellow pubescence on the upper side of the gaster; the clypeus is S shaped in the middle of its posterior margin; the mandibles black.

Brought back from Sidney (= Sydney) with the Novarae expedition.


  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 84, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 268, combination in C. (Myrmosericus))
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 665, worker described)
  • Mayr, G. 1865. Formicidae. In: Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte "Novara" um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. Zoologischer Theil. Bd. II. Abt. 1. Wien: K. Gerold's Sohn, 119 pp. (page 34, queen described)
  • Wheeler, G. C.; Wheeler, J. 1953e. The ant larvae of the subfamily Formicinae. Part II. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 46: 175-217 (page 195, larva described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922i. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VII. Keys to the genera and subgenera of ants. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 631-710 (page 706, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))