Camponotus petersii

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Camponotus petersii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. petersii
Binomial name
Camponotus petersii
Emery, 1895

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Specimen Labels


This species has been found in open habitats, e.g., grasslands and open woodlands. Specimens have been collected in pitfall traps, leaf litter samples, and by hand.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa (type locality), Zimbabwe.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • petersii. Camponotus petersii Emery, 1895h: 50, pl. 2, fig. 28 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA.
    • [Camponotus petersii Forel, 1894b: 70 (in text, attributed to Emery). Nomen nudum.]
    • Forel, 1914d: 254 (s.); Arnold, 1924: 685 (q.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosericus): Forel, 1912i: 91.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list); Forel, 1910f: 30; Forel, 1914d: 254; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 966; Arnold, 1924: 684; Emery, 1925b: 105; Bolton, 1995b: 117.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus janus.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.


Emery 1895i, page 50.
Emery 1895i, page 51.


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Arnold G. 1924. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part VI. Camponotinae. Annals of the South African Museum 14: 675-766.
  • Emery C. 1895. Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3e mémoire. Formicides. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64: 15-56.
  • Forel A. 1910. Note sur quelques fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 54: 421-458.
  • IZIKO South Africa Museum Collection
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004