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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) empedocles   Emery, 1920 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Camponotus (Myrmoturba) thales var. empedocles Emery, 1920d 10.5281/zenodo.25547 PDF: 6 (s.w.) ZIMBABWE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Camponotus maculatus thales empedocles Forel, 1913; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Wheeler, 1922: 959.
Subspecies of Camponotus thales: Emery, 1925d PDF: 92.

Taxon Page Images:

photo: Andrew Hankey, Johannesburg

Sketch of Camponotus empedocles [Glossy Sugar ant] minor worker ©2020 Peter Slingsby, from specimens collected near Hex River.



// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
    Asia: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical, Palearctic

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on sandstone, 1 times found in Grass, 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in Nest in cavities in soil under rock, 1 times found in Protea highveld.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ground forager(s).

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times Turning over rocks, 1 times By Hand, 1 times Nest, 1 times Pitfall Trap.

Elevations: collected from 220 - 2600 meters, 1487 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1896-11-01 00:00:00.0 and 2011-04-23 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus empedocles: casent0910115, casent0910116

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