Camponotus atra

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Camponotus atra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. atra
Binomial name
Camponotus atra
(Buckley, 1866)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.



Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • atra. Formica atra Buckley, 1866: 160 (w.) U.S.A. (District of Columbia).
    • [Unresolved junior primary homonym of Formica atra Zetterstedt, 1838: 450 (Bolton, 1995b: 86).]
    • Combination in Camponotus: Emery, 1895c: 337; Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 20.
    • Status as species: Cresson, 1887: 255; Dalla Torre, 1893: 193.
    • Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Formicinae: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1467;
    • unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Camponotus: Emery, 1895c: 337; Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 20; Smith, M.R. 1951a: 846; Smith, M.R. 1958c: 161; Bolton, 1995b: 86.
    • [Note: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 28, and Emery, 1925b: 117, suggest synonymy with caryae (Bolton, 1995b: 86).]