Camponotus irritans carensis

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Camponotus irritans carensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. irritans
Subspecies: C. irritans carensis
Trinomial name
Camponotus irritans carensis
Emery, 1920


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Nicobar Island (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

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

  • carensis. Camponotus (Myrmoturba) irritans subsp. carensis Emery, 1920c: 16, fig. 3 (w.) INDIA (Nicobar Is).
    • Type-material: holotype minor worker.
    • Type-locality: India: Car Nicobar (no collector’s name).
    • [Note: this taxon is based on a single worker of pallidus (F. Smith), sensu Mayr, 1865: 28, misidentification.]
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 94.
    • Subspecies of irritans: Emery, 1925b: 94; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 247; Bolton, 1995b: 91; Bharti, Guénard, et al. 2016: 24.
    • Distribution: India (Nicobar Is).