Camponotus orinus

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Camponotus orinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. orinus
Binomial name
Camponotus orinus
Dumpert, 1995

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Specimen Labels


A Weaver Ant that uses silk in its nest construction.


A member of the subgenus Karavaievia. This group of Camponotus species is known for their monomorphic workers and their nest weaving behavior.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Malaysia (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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General details about the biology of species in this subgenus can be found on the Karavaievia webpage.



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

  • montanus. Camponotus (Karavaievia) montanus Dumpert, 1989: 221, figs. 4-9 (w.q.m.) WEST MALAYSIA. [Junior primary homonym of montanus Emery, 1894c: 168.] Replacement name: orinus Dumpert, in Bolton, 1995b: 115.
  • orinus. Camponotus (Karavaievia) orinus Dumpert, in Bolton, 1995b: 115; Dumpert, Maschwitz, et al. 1995: 102; replacement name for montanus Dumpert, 1989: 221. [Junior primary homonym of montanus Emery, 1894c: 168.]



  • Dumpert, K.; Maschwitz, U.; Nässig, W.; Dorow, W. 1989. Camponotus (Karavaievia) asli sp. n. and C. (K.) montanus sp. n., two weaver ant species from Malaysia (Formicidae: Formicinae). Zool. Beitr. (N.F.). 32:217-231. (page 221, [Junior primary homonym of montanus Emery, 1894c: 168.])
  • Dumpert, K. 1995a. Taxonomy. Pp. 88-102 in: Dumpert, K.; Maschwitz, U.; Weissflog, A.; Rosciszewski, K.; Azarae, I. Hj. Six new weaver ant species from Malaysia: Camponotus (Karavaievia) striatipes, C. (K.) melanus, C. (K.) nigripes, C. (K.) belumensis, C. (K.) gentingensis, and C. (K.) micragyne. Malays. J. Sci. Ser. A. Life Sci. 16:87-105.
  • Dumpert, K. 1995b. [Untitled. Camponotus (Karavaievia) orinus Dumpert, new name.] P. 115 in: Bolton, B. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 115, replacement name for montanus)