Camponotus misturus

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Camponotus misturus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. misturus
Binomial name
Camponotus misturus
(Smith, F., 1857)

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • exasperata. Formica exasperata Smith, F. 1857a: 56 (w.) BORNEO.
    • Mayr, 1867a: 37 (q.).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862: 659.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1862: 659; Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1863: 398; Mayr, 1867a: 36 (redescription); Mayr, 1872: 136; Emery, 1887a: 217; Emery, 1888a: 529; Emery, 1889b: 513.
    • Junior synonym of misturus: Mayr, 1886c: 354.
  • misturus. Formica mistura Smith, F. 1857a: 53 (q.) BORNEO.
    • Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 3.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmotarsus): Forel, 1912i: 92.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 417; Roger, 1863b: 3; Mayr, 1886c: 354; Dalla Torre, 1893: 243; Emery, 1896d: 375; Bingham, 1903; 360; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 109; Karavaiev, 1929c: 238; Bolton, 1995b: 111; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006: 89.
    • Senior synonym of exasperata: Mayr, 1886c: 354; Emery, 1896d: 375.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus fornaronis.

The following notes on F. Smith type specimens have been provided by Barry Bolton (details):

Formica exasperata

One worker syntype in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR 2.” Although only a single specimen is present I have labelled it as a syntype, because Smith implies in the original description that more than one was present at that time.

Formica mistura

Holotype queen in Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Labelled “SAR.”



  • Forel, A. 1912j. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mém. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 20: 59-92 (page 92, Combination in C. (Myrmotarsus))
  • Mayr, G. 1886c. Notizen über die Formiciden-Sammlung des British Museum in London. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 36: 353-368 (page 354, Senior synonym of exasperata)
  • Roger, J. 1863b. Verzeichniss der Formiciden-Gattungen und Arten. Berl. Entomol. Z. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 3, Combination in Camponotus)
  • Smith, F. 1857a. Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace. [part]. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 2: 42-88 (page 53, queen described)