Camponotus benguelensis

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Camponotus benguelensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. benguelensis
Binomial name
Camponotus benguelensis
Santschi, 1911

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -12.6° to -12.6°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Images from AntWeb

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Syntype of Camponotus benguelensisWorker. Specimen code casent0911829. Photographer Will Ericson, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by NHMB, Basel, Switzerland.


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

  • benguelensis. Camponotus foraminosus st. benguelensis Santschi, 1911g: 213 (s.w.q.m.) ANGOLA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmotrema): Santschi, 1915c: 269.
    • Subspecies of foraminosus: Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 979.
    • Subspecies of grandidieri: Santschi, 1915c: 269 (in key); Emery, 1925b: 132; Santschi, 1930b: 58.
    • Status as species: Santschi, 1937d: 242; Bolton, 1995b: 88.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 88, catalogue)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 132, subspecies of grandidieri)
  • Santschi, F. 1911g. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo et du Benguela. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 1: 204-217 (page 213, soldier, worker, queen, male described)
  • Santschi, F. 1915c. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 84: 244-282 (page 269, combination in C. (Myrmotrema))
  • Santschi, F. 1937d. Résultats de la Mission scientifique suisse en Angola (2me voyage) 1932-1933. Fourmis angolaises. Rev. Suisse Zool. 44: 211-250 (page 244, raised to species)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Santschi F. 1911. Nouvelles fourmis du Congo et du Benguela. Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels) 1: 204-217.
  • Santschi F. 1915. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 244-282.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004