Camponotus depressus

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Camponotus depressus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. depressus
Binomial name
Camponotus depressus
Mayr, 1866

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Specimen labels

Camponotus depressus is a bamboo-nesting species occurring from Amazonia, Brazil south to Paraguay (Davidson et al., 2006). De Oliveira et al. (2015) found a colony opportunistically nesting in a Cecropia saxatilis tree (southwest Bahia, Brazil).

At a Glance • Bamboo Specialist  



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality), Paraguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • depressus. Camponotus depressus Mayr, 1866a: 487, pl., fig. 1 (w.) BRAZIL. Menozzi, 1925b: 371 (q.). Combination in C. (Myrmomalis): Forel, 1914a: 263.



  • Davidson, D.W., Arias, J.A., Mann, J. 2006. An experimental study of bamboo ants in western Amazonia. Insectes Sociaux 53, 108–114 (DOI: 10.1007/s00040-005-0843-8).
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 263, combination in C. (Myrmomalis))
  • Leite, G.A., Pinheiro, R.T. et al. 2013. Foraging behavior of Kaempfer's Woodpecker (Celeus obrieni), a bamboo specialist. The Condor 115: 221-229 (DOI 10.1525/cond.2013.120062).
  • Mayr, G. 1866a. Myrmecologische Beiträge. Sitzungsber. Kais. Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. Abt. I 53: 484-517 (page 487, pl., fig. 1 worker described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1925b. Qualche formica nuova od interessante del Deutsch. Ent. Institut di Dahlem (Form.). Entomol. Mitt. 14: 368-371 (page 371, queen described)
  • de Oliveira, G. V., M. M. Correa, I. M. A. Goes, A. F. P. Machado, R. J. de Sa-Neto, and J. H. C. Delabie. 2015. Interactions between Cecropia (Urticaceae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along a longitudinal east-west transect in the Brazilian Northeast. Annales De La Societe Entomologique De France. 51:153-160. doi:10.1080/00379271.2015.1061231