Camponotus thraso

Every Ant Tells a Story - And Scientists Explain Their Stories Here
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Camponotus thraso
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. thraso
Binomial name
Camponotus thraso
Forel, 1893

Camponotus thraso casent0910117 p 1 high.jpg

Camponotus thraso casent0910117 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: India, Sri Lanka (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb




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

  • thraso. Camponotus maculatus r. thraso Forel, 1893b: 432 (w.) SRI LANKA. Imai et al. 1984: 9 (k.). Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 92. Raised to species: Bingham, 1903: 356; Menozzi, 1931a: 155. Current subspecies: nominal plus agricola, assabensis, diogenes, montinanus, nefasitensis, negus.



  • 2n = 40, karyotype = 40A (India) (Imai et al., 1984).


  • Bingham, C. T. 1903. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Hymenoptera, Vol. II. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. London: Taylor and Francis, 506 pp. (page 356, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 92, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1893c. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part II. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 7: 430-439 (page 432, worker described)
  • Imai, H. T.; Baroni Urbani, C.; Kubota, M.; Sharma, G. P.; Narasimhanna, M. H.; Das, B. C.; 1984. Karyological survey of Indian ants. Jpn. J. Genet. 59: 1-32 (page 9, karyotype described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1931a. Spedizione del Barone Raimondo Franchetti in Dancalia. Hymenoptera Formicidae. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. "Giacomo Doria" 55: 154-156 (page 155, Raised to species)