Camponotus vogti

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Camponotus vogti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmentoma
Species group: lateralis
Species complex: gestroi
Species: C. vogti
Binomial name
Camponotus vogti
Forel, 1906

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Specimen Labels


Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - C. vogti is the sister-species of Camponotus kurdistanicus in the Camponotus gestroi species complex of the Camponotus lateralis species group (Radchenko, 1997c). The Israeli specimen in the collection is similar morphologically to C. kurdistanicus, but its head is dorsally brown and ventrally light ferruginous, as opposed to the completely black head in C. kurdistanicus.

Israeli specimens of C. vogti and C. kurdistanicus may be color varieties of a single species.

Keys including this Species


Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - Balkans, Turkey (Asia Minor) (Radchenko, 1997c), Lebanon (Tohmé, 1969a), Israel, and Iran (Paknia et al., 2008).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Türkiye (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.




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

  • vogti. Camponotus vogti Forel, 1906c: 187 (w.) TURKEY.
    • Type-material: holotype minor worker.
    • Type-locality: Turkey: Taurus (O. & C. Vogt).
    • Type-depository: MHNG.
    • Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Forel, 1914a: 273;
    • combination in C. (Myrmentoma): Emery, 1920b: 257.
    • Junior synonym of kurdistanicus: Emery, 1920b: 257.
    • Subspecies of kurdistanicus: Emery, 1920c: 26; Emery, 1925a: 70 (in text); Emery, 1925b: 120.
    • Status as species: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 59; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987b: 283 (in key); Bolton, 1995b: 129; Radchenko, 1996b: 1197 (in key); Radchenko, 1997b: 708; Petrov, 2006: 108 (in key); Paknia, et al. 2008: 153; Vonshak, et al. 2009: 39; Ionescu-Hirsch, 2010: 92; Kiran & Karaman, 2012: 8; Karaman, C. & Aktaç, 2013: 51 (in key); Borowiec, L. 2014: 45; Tohmé, G. & Tohmé, 2014: 138.
    • Distribution: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey.

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



Ionescu-Hirsch (2009) - TL = 7.2, HL = 1.74, HW = 1.74, EL = 0.42, SL = 1.39, ML = 2.30, PW = 1.25, mTbL = 1.21, hTbL = 1.74 (n = 1).


References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Borowiec L. 2014. Catalogue of ants of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and adjacent regions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Genus (Wroclaw) 25(1-2): 1-340.
  • Forel A. 1906. Fourmis d'Asie mineure et de la Dobrudscha récoltées par M. le Dr. Oscar Vogt et Mme Cécile Vogt, Dr. méd. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 50: 187-190.
  • Ionescu-Hirsch A. 2009. An annotated list of Camponotus of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with a key and descriptions of new species. ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY 39: 57–98.
  • Kiran K., and C. Karaman. 2012. First annotated checklist of the ant fauna of Turkey (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 3548: 1-38.
  • Paknia O., A. Radchenko, H. Alipanah, and M. Pfeiffer. 2008. A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran. Myrmecological News 11: 151-159.
  • Radchenko A. G. 1997. A review of ants of the subgenus Myrmentoma, Genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), from Asian Palaearctic. Entomological Review 77(8): 1050-1059.
  • Tohme G. 1996. Formicidae. Etude de la diversité biologique n° 4 . Ministère de l’Agriculture à Beyrouth (Eds.). P85-87.
  • Vonshak M., and A. Ionescu-Hirsch. 2009. A checklist of the ants of Israel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 39: 33-55.