Camponotus irritans inferior

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Camponotus irritans inferior
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. irritans
Subspecies: C. irritans inferior
Trinomial name
Camponotus irritans inferior
Emery, 1925



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.

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.

  • inferior. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) irritans var. inferior Emery, 1925b: 93.
    • [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. irritans var. inferior Forel, 1911a: 48 (w.q.) BORNEO (East Malaysia: Sarawak); unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Type-material: minor workers, syntype queens (numbers not stated).
    • Type-locality: Malaysia: Sarawak (G.D. Haviland).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 108; Emery, 1920c: 7.
    • Subspecies of irritans: Wheeler, W.M. 1937a: 24; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 246; Bolton, 1995b: 105; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 37.
    • Distribution: Malaysia (Sarawak).



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 93, worker, queen described)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1937a. Additions to the ant-fauna of Krakatau and Verlaten Island. Treubia 16: 21-24 (page 24, see also)