Camponotus caryae

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Camponotus caryae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. caryae
Binomial name
Camponotus caryae
(Fitch, 1855)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).
Neotropical Region: Mexico.
Palaearctic Region: China.

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.

  • caryae. Formica caryae Fitch, 1855: 855 (w.q.m.) U.S.A.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 6.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1920b: 257.
    • Junior synonym of pennsylvanicus: Forel, 1879a: 56; Dalla Torre, 1893: 247; Emery, 1896d: 372.
    • Status as species: Roger, 1863b: 6; Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 28; Menozzi, 1925d: 35; Karavaiev, 1926e: 192; Karavaiev, 1927a: 295; Karavaiev, 1936: 188; Creighton, 1950a: 385; Smith, D.R. 1979: 1431; Snelling, R.R. 1988: 60; Bolton, 1995b: 91; Coovert, 2005: 169; Hansen & Klotz, 2005: 87; Ellison, et al. 2012: 118.
    • Material of the unavailable name cnemidatus referred here by Smith, M.R. 1940b: 139.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 91, catalogue)
  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 385, see also)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 247, junior synonym of pennsylvanicus)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 257, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • Fitch, A. 1855 [1854]. Report [upon the noxious and other insects of the State of New-York]. Trans. N. Y. State Agric. Soc. 14: 705-880 (page 855, worker, queen, male described)
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 56, junior synonym of pennsylvanicus)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 6, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, M. R. 1940b. The identity of the ant Camponotus (Myrmentoma) caryae (Fitch). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 42: 137-141 (page 139, Material of the unavailable name cnemidatus referred here)
  • Snelling, R. R. 1988. Taxonomic notes on Nearctic species of Camponotus, subgenus Myrmentoma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pp. 55-78 in: Trager, J. C. (ed.) Advances in myrmecology. Leiden: E. J. Brill, xxvii + 551 pp. (page 60, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917c. The North American ants described by Asa Fitch. Psyche (Camb.) 24: 26-29 (page 28, revived from synonymy)