Camponotus exsectus

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Camponotus exsectus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. exsectus
Binomial name
Camponotus exsectus
Emery, 1900

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Specimen Labels

This species belongs to the Camponotus subgenus/species-group Karavaievia of southeast Asia. Most Karavaievia species are weaver ants that build their nests with silk. Biological details of this group and some of its constituent species are found on the Karavaievia page.


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo, Indonesia (type locality), Malaysia.

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.

  • exsectus. Camponotus exsectus Emery, 1900d: 709, fig. 9 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Mentawei I.). Combination in C. (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a: 266; in C. (Myrmophyma): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 111; in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258; in C. (Karavaievia): Emery, 1925b: 116. See also: Dumpert, 1985: 569.



  • Emery, C. 1900d. Formiche raccolte da Elio Modigliani in Sumatra, Engano e Mentawei. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 40[=(2(20): 689-720 (page 709, fig. 9 worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 258, combination in C. (Myrmotemnus))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 116, combination in C. (Karavaievia))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 266, combination in C. (Camponotus))
  • Maschwitz, U.; Dumpert, K.; Schmidt, G. H. 1985. Silk pavilions of two Camponotus (Karavaievia) species from Malaysia: description of a new nesting type in ants (Formicidae: Formicinae). Z. Tierpsychol. 69: 237-249.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 63: 43-147 (page 111, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))