Camponotus overbecki

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Camponotus overbecki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. overbecki
Binomial name
Camponotus overbecki
Viehmeyer, 1916

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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: Singapore (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 Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • overbecki. Camponotus (Myrmosphincta) dolichoderoides subsp. overbecki Viehmeyer, 1916a: 162, fig. 14 (w.q.m.) SINGAPORE.
    • [Misspelled as owerbecki by Emery, 1925b: 116.]
    • Combination in C. (Karavaievia): Emery, 1925b: 116.
    • Subspecies of dolichoderoides: Emery, 1925b: 116; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 229.
    • Status as species: Dumpert, 1986: 567; Bolton, 1995b: 116; Dumpert, Maschwitz, et al. 1995: 104 (in key); Dumpert, Maschwitz & Weissflog, 2006: 78 (in key) ; McArthur, 2012: 176.



  • Dumpert, K. 1986 [1985]. Camponotus (Karavaievia) texens sp. n. and C. (K.) gombaki sp. n. from Malaysia in comparison with other Karavaievia species (Formicidae: Formicinae). Psyche. 92:557-573. (page 567, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 116, Combination in C. (Karavaievia))
  • Viehmeyer, H. 1916a [1915]. Ameisen von Singapore. Beobachtet und gesammelt von H. Overbeck. Arch. Naturgesch. (A) 81(8): 108-168 (page 162, fig. 14 worker, queen, male described)