Camponotus subbarbatus

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Camponotus subbarbatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. subbarbatus
Binomial name
Camponotus subbarbatus
Emery, 1893

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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MacGown (2006) examined ants nesting or occupying hickory nuts in the Tombigbee National Forest (Ackerman Unit), Mississippi. While several hickory species were present, ants were found almost exclusively in the nuts of Carya glabra. Two specimens of Camponotus subbarbatus were found in a nut, although they were not nesting there.





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

  • subbarbatus. Camponotus marginatus subsp. subbarbatus Emery, 1893i: 676 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 229 (s.). Combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1925b: 117. Subspecies of fallax: Wheeler, W.M. 1910f: 229; of caryae: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 28. Raised to species and material of the unavailable name paucipilis referred here: Creighton, 1950a: 390. See also: Snelling, R.R. 1988: 73.



  • Creighton, W. S. 1950a. The ants of North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 104: 1-585 (page 390, Raised to species, and material of the unavailable name paucipillis referred here)
  • Emery, C. 1893k. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 7: 633-682 (page 676, worker, queen, male described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 117, Combination in C. (Myrmentoma))
  • MacGown, J.A. 2006. Hickory nuts used as nesting sites by ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Marginalia Insecta 1(1): 1-3.
  • Snelling, R. R. 1988. Taxonomic notes on Nearctic species of Camponotus, subgenus Myrmentoma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pp. 55-78 in: Trager, J. C. (ed.) Advances in myrmecology. Leiden: E. J. Brill, xxvii + 551 pp. (page 73, see also)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1910i. The North American forms of Camponotus fallax Nylander. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 18: 216-232 (page 229, soldier described, Subspecies of fallax)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1917c. The North American ants described by Asa Fitch. Psyche (Camb.) 24: 26-29 (page 28, Subspecies of caryae)