Camponotus buchneri

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

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Specimen Labels




Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 2.4167° to -2.33157°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Angola (type locality), Cameroun.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.


Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.



Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a pathogen) (Shrestha et al., 2017).



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • buchneri. Camponotus buchneri Forel, 1886f: 183 (w.) ANGOLA.
    • Combination in Phasmomyrmex: Emery, 1920b: 252;
    • combination in Phasmomyrmex (Phasmomyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 58;
    • combination in Camponotus (Phasmomyrmex): Forel, 1912i: 90; Ward, et al. 2016: 349.
    • Status as species: André, 1892a: 45; Dalla Torre, 1893: 223; Mayr, 1895: 151; Emery, 1896d: 376 (in list); Forel, 1913e: 671; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 256, 992; Santschi, 1923e: 293; Emery, 1925b: 58; Santschi, 1930b: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 316.
    • Senior synonym of sericeus Stitz: Forel, 1910e: 421; Wheeler, W.M. 1911f: 170; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 992; Emery, 1925b: 58.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus camerounensis.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • André E. 1892. Matériaux myrmécologiques. Rev. Entomol. (Caen) 11: 45-56.
  • Dejean A., F. Azemar, R. Cereghino, M. Leponce, B. Corbara, J. Orivel, and A. Compin. 2015. The dynamics of ant mosaics in tropical rainforests characterized using the SelfOrganizing Map algorithm. Insect Science doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12208
  • Forel A. 1886. Études myrmécologiques en 1886. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 30: 131-215.
  • Forel A. 1913. Quelques fourmis des Indes, du Japon et d'Afrique. Rev. Suisse Zool. 21: 659-673
  • Santschi F. 1923. Descriptions de nouveaux Formicides éthiopiens et notes diverses. I. Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels) 11: 259-295.
  • Shattuck S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112: i-xix, 1-241.
  • Stitz H. 1910. Westafrikanische Ameisen. I. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 5: 125-151.
  • Watt, A.D., N.E. Stork and B.Bolton. 2002. The diversity and abundance of ants in relation to forest disturbance and plantation establishment in southern Cameroon. Journal of Applied Ecology 39(1):18-30.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. II. The ants collected by the American Museum Congo Expedition. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 39-269.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004