Formica hemipsila

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Formica hemipsila
Scientific classification (junior synonym of Camponotus lateralis)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: Formica hemipsila
Foerster, 1850

This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Camponotus lateralis.


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

  • hemipsila. Formica hemipsila Foerster, 1850b: 492 (q.) ALGERIA.
    • Status as species: Mayr, 1863: 416; Dalla Torre, 1893: 233.
    • Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1891b: 20; Emery, in Dalla Torre, 1893: 233, 241 (footnote).
    • Junior synonym of lateralis: Forel, 1894d: 5.

Taxonomic Notes

This taxon was described on the basis of a gyne from Alger/Algeria. Types most certainly do not exist. The description ‘Kopf...Mittelleib roth...nur Mittelbrust und Schildchen ganz schwarz’ may suggest a Camponotus related to the C. lateralis group (Seifert, 2019).