| Camponotus balzani|
DaRocha et al. (2015) studied the diversity of ants found in bromeliads of a single large tree of Erythrina, a common cocoa shade tree, at an agricultural research center in Ilhéus, Brazil. Forty-seven species of ants were found in 36 of 52 the bromeliads examined. Bromeliads with suspended soil and those that were larger had higher ant diversity. C. balzani was found in 2 different bromeliads but was associated with twigs and bark cavities, rather than suspended soil or litter, of the plants.
Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists
Distribution based on specimens
The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- balzani. Camponotus balzani Emery, 1894c: 166 (s.w.) BOLIVIA. Forel, 1918a: 726 (q.); Mariano et al., 2001: 272 (k.). Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Forel, 1914a: 268; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 79.
- DaRocha, W. D., S. P. Ribeiro, F. S. Neves, G. W. Fernandes, M. Leponce, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2015. How does bromeliad distribution structure the arboreal ant assemblage (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on a single tree in a Brazilian Atlantic forest agroecosystem? Myrmecological News. 21:83-92.
- Emery, C. 1894d. Studi sulle formiche della fauna neotropica. VI-XVI. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 26: 137-241 (page 166, soldier, worker described)
- Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 79, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
- Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 268, combination in C. (Myrmothrix))
- Forel, A. 1918a. Études myrmécologiques en 1917. Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 51: 717-727 (page 726, queen described)