Camponotus irritans fatuus

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Camponotus irritans fatuus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. irritans
Subspecies: C. irritans fatuus
Trinomial name
Camponotus irritans fatuus
Forel, 1886



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -3.8° to -3.8°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), New Guinea.

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.




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

  • fatuus. Camponotus kubaryi r. fatuus Forel, 1886f: 168 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Sumatra (C. Klaesi).
    • Type-depository: unknown (“collection Autran”, whereabouts unknown; perhaps MHNG).
    • Viehmeyer, 1916a: 156 (s.q.m.).
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 230.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1896d: 370 (in list); Emery, 1900d: 705; Emery, 1911c: 258; Forel, 1911b: 210; Viehmeyer, 1916a: 156.
    • Subspecies of irritans: Emery, 1888a: 528; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 230, 236 (footnote); Emery, 1920c: 7; Emery, 1925b: 94; Menozzi, 1932d: 9; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 247; Bolton, 1995b: 99.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 99, catalogue)
  • Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 1893. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus. Vol. 7. Formicidae (Heterogyna). Leipzig: W. Engelmann, 289 pp. (page 230, raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1887i. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza (Supplemento). Formiche raccolte dal sig. Elio Modigliani in Sumatra e nell'isola Nias. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 25[=(2)(5): 528 (page 528, race of irritans)
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 370, subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 7, subspecies of irritans)
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 168, worker described)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 156, soldier, queen, male described)
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 156, subspecies of maculatus)