Camponotus melichloros

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Camponotus melichloros
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. melichloros
Binomial name
Camponotus melichloros
Kirby, W.F., 1888

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Christmas Island (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.

  • melichloros. Camponotus melichloros Kirby, W.F. 1888: 551 (w.) CHRISTMAS I.
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Donisthorpe, 1935: 635.
    • Subspecies of maculatus Emery, 1896d: 371 (in list).
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 242; Emery, 1925b: 172; Donisthorpe, 1935: 635; Bolton, 1995b: 111; Framenau & Thomas, 2008: 62.



  • Donisthorpe, H. 1935. The ants of Christmas Island. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 10(15): 629-635 (page 635, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Kirby, W. F. 1889 [1888]. On the insects (exclusive of Coleoptera and Lepidoptera) of Christmas Island. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1888: 546-555 (page 551, worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1935. The Ants of Christmas Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 25:629-635.
  • Donisthorpe, Horace. 1935. The Ants of Christmas Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Ser. 10: xv. 629-635.
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Framenau V.W., and M.L. Thomas. 2008. Ants of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean); identification and distribution. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 45-85.