Camponotus simus manidis

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Camponotus simus manidis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. simus
Subspecies: C. simus manidis
Trinomial name
Camponotus simus manidis
Forel, 1909

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (type locality).

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.




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

  • manidis. Camponotus manidis Forel, 1909b: 62 (s.w.) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
    • [Misspelled as manidus by McArthur, 2012: 124.]
    • Combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 990.
    • Subspecies of simus: Forel, 1911f: 282; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 990; Emery, 1925b: 141; Bolton, 1995b: 110; McArthur, 2012: 124.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 110, catalogue)
  • Forel, A. 1909b. Fourmis du Musée de Bruxelles. Fourmis de Benguela récoltées par M. Creighton Wellman, et fourmis du Congo récoltées par MM. Luja, Kohl et Laurent. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 53: 51-73 (page 62, soldier, worker described)
  • Forel, A. 1911h. Fourmis d'Afrique et d'Asie. I. Fourmis d'Afrique surtout du Musée du Congo Belge. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 1: 274-283 (page 282, subspecies of simus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. 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. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 990, Combination in C. (Myrmamblys))