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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) irritans   (Smith, 1857) 

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See Also:

Camponotus irritans_cf, Camponotus irritans carensis, Camponotus irritans carinifer, Camponotus irritans cliens, Camponotus irritans croceomaculatus, Camponotus irritans curtus, Camponotus irritans fatuus, Camponotus irritans hongkongensis, Camponotus irritans inferior, Camponotus irritans melanogaster, Camponotus irritans pallidus, Camponotus irritans procax, Camponotus irritans sumatranus, Camponotus irritans tinctus, Camponotus irritans volkensi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 14 valid subspecies

Formica irritans Smith, 1857a PDF: 55 (w.) [Note: this species is described a second time on p. 58 of same publication.] WEST MALAYSIA. Indomalaya. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1913l PDF: 125 (q.); Wheeler, 1924c PDF: 253 (q.m.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 3.
Status as species: Smith, 1858a PDF: 22; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 416; Roger, 1863b PDF: 3; Smith, 1871a PDF: 304; Mayr, 1879 PDF: 646; Forel, 1885b PDF: 176; Emery, 1887a PDF: 217; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 236; Emery, 1893g PDF: 196; Bingham, 1903 PDF: 353; Forel, 1905f PDF: 26; Wheeler, 1909d PDF: 337; Yano, 1910a PDF: 422; Emery, 1920b PDF: 255; Emery, 1920d 10.5281/zenodo.25547 PDF: 7, 12 (in key); Santschi, 1924c PDF: 114; Emery, 1925d PDF: 93; Wheeler, 1929h PDF: 57; Karavaiev, 1929e PDF: 236; Stärcke, 1930 PDF: 376; Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 444; Karavaiev, 1933a PDF: 316; Wheeler, 1935g: 39; Wheeler, 1937a PDF: 24; Teranishi, 1940: 60 (second entry); Chapman & Capco, 1951 PDF: 246; Bolton, 1995b: 105; Lin & Wu, 2003: 61; Karmaly & Narendran, 2006 PDF: 73; Terayama, 2009 PDF: 216; Mohanraj et al., 2010 PDF: 6; Pfeiffer et al., 2011 PDF: 37; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 68; Guénard & Dunn, 2012 PDF: 28; McArthur, 2012: 209; Bharti et al., 2016 PDF: 24.
[Note: Smith, 1857a PDF: 58, and Donisthorpe, 1932c PDF: 444, suggest that Camponotus irritans may be the worker of Camponotus festinus diligens.].
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka
    Oceania: Micronesia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Indomalaya, Oceania

Distribution Notes:

West Malaysia, Sri Lanka

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in secondary dipterocarp rainforest, 1 times found in meadow around camp.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Malaise trap.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times hand collection, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 33 - 545 meters, 374 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 2014-08-03 and 2015-05-23

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus irritans: casent0901899; type of Camponotus (Myrmoturba) tinctus var. carinifer: focol2391, focol2392, focol2393, focol2394, focol2395, focol2396; type of Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) irritans var. melanogaster: focol2404, focol2405

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