Camponotus brutus

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Camponotus brutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. brutus
Binomial name
Camponotus brutus
Forel, 1886

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Specimen Labels

Dassou et al. (2017) found this ant to be a subordinate species at baits in Cameroon plantain agrosystems.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola (type locality), Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Sierra Leone.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms


This species is a host for the encyrtid wasp Ooencyrtus sp. (a parasite) (Universal Chalcidoidea Database) (associate).


This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilaterialis (a pathogen) (Shrestha et al., 2017).




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

  • brutus. Camponotus rubripes r. brutus Forel, 1886f: 155 (s.w.q.) ANGOLA. Mayr, 1895: 150 (m.). Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Forel, 1913b: 340; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 100. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1896d: 371; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 236; of solon: Emery, 1925b: 100; Menozzi, 1942: 180. Raised to species: Bolton, 1995b: 90.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 90, raised to species, new status; catalogue)
  • Dassou, A. G., P. Tixier, S. Depigny, and D. Carval. 2017. Vegetation structure of plantain-based agrosystems determines numerical dominance in community of ground-dwelling ants. Peerj. 5. doi:10.7717/peerj.3917
  • Emery, C. 1896j. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Ist. Bologna (5)5:363-382 (page 371, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 100, combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 100, Subspecies of solon)
  • Forel, A. 1886h. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 30: 131-215 (page 155, soldier, worker, queen described)
  • Forel, A. 1913b. Formicides du Congo Belge récoltés par MM. Bequaert, Luja, etc. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 2: 306-351 (page 340, combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Mayr, G. 1895. Afrikanische Formiciden. Ann. K-K. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 10: 124-154 (page 150, male described)
  • Menozzi, C. 1942a. Formiche dell'isola Fernando Poo e del territorio del Rio Muni (Guinea Spagnola). 24. Beitrag zu den wissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen der Forschungsreise H. Eidmann nach Spanisch-Guinea 1939 bis 1940. Zool. Anz. 140: 164-182 (page 180, Subspecies of solon)
  • Shrestha B, Tanaka E, Hyun MW, Han JG, Kim CS, Jo JW, Han SK, Oh J, Sung JM, Sung GH. 2017. Mycosphere Essay 19. Cordyceps species parasitizing hymenopteran and hemipteran insects. Mycosphere 8(9): 1424–1442 (DOI 10.5943/mycosphere/8/9/8).
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1922b. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 39-269 (page 236, Subspecies of maculatus)