Camponotus interjectus

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Camponotus interjectus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. interjectus
Binomial name
Camponotus interjectus
Mayr, 1877

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Specimen Labels

Inhabits semi-desert and mountain steppes, building nests in soil (Radchenko 1997).


Radchenko (1997) - A member of the Camponotus lateralis species group.

Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - According to Menozzi (1933), the Israeli specimens of C. interjectus have the metanotal groove distinctly impressed, similar to Camponotus rebeccae, but differ from C. rebeccae by having erect setae scattered all over the propodeal dorsum, as opposed to a single transversal row of erect setae restricted to the junction of the propodeal dorsum with declivity; they have a black head and gaster, as opposed to the head paler than the gaster in C. rebeccae.

Keys including this Species


Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - Afghanistan and central Asia (Radchenko, 1997c); also recorded from Israel (Menozzi, 1933), Jordan (Wheeler and Mann, 1916), and Dagestan (Radchenko, 1997c).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan (type locality), Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan.

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.

  • interjectus. Camponotus interjectus Mayr, 1877: 4 (w.q.) KAZAKHSTAN. [Redescribed in Latin: Mayr, 1880: 24.] Karavaiev, 1910b: 12 (s.). Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Forel, 1914a: 273; in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1920b: 257. Subspecies of lateralis: Karavaiev, 1910b: 12. Revived status as species: Forel, 1914a: 273; Emery, 1925a: 64. See also: Ruzsky, 1902d: 8; Tarbinsky, 1976: 161.

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