Camponotus cingulatus

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Camponotus cingulatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. cingulatus
Binomial name
Camponotus cingulatus
Mayr, 1862

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Specimen labels


De Oliveira et al. (2015) found three colonies of C. cingulatus opportunistically nesting in Cecropia trees (southwest Bahia, Brazil) while Fagundes et al. (2010) found it nesting in bamboo.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia, Brazil (type locality), Paraguay, Uruguay.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Koch et al. (2018) sampled this species in Caryocar barsiliense trees, in southeastern Brazil cerrado, as part of a study examining species interactions in ant-plants.



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

  • cingulatus. Camponotus cingulatus Mayr, 1862: 661 (w.) BRAZIL. Forel, 1879a: 73 (s.); Hashmi, 1973: 41 (q.); Mariano et al., 2001: 269 (k.). Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Forel, 1914a: 268. Subspecies of maculatus: Bruch, 1914: 229 (in error). Revived status as species: Santschi, 1922c: 109. Senior synonym of bambusarum, brunneiventris, damocles, fissa, myster and material of the unavailable name postniger referred here: Hashmi, 1973: 31; senior synonym of lessonai: Wild, 2007b: 48.
  • lessonai. Camponotus rufipes subsp. lessonai Emery, 1894e: 3 (s.w.) PARAGUAY. Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 109. Referred to as "species" and excluded from Myrmothrix (hence subgenus indeterminate): Hashmi, 1973: 129. Junior synonym of cingulatus: Wild, 2007b: 48.
  • bambusarum. Camponotus cingulatus var. bambusarum Forel, 1902b: 176 (w.) BRAZIL. Santschi, 1922c: 109 (s.). Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 108. Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31.
  • damocles. Camponotus cingulatus var. damocles Forel, 1909a: 264 (s.w.m.) PARAGUAY. Combination in C. (Myrmothrix): Emery, 1925b: 108. Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31.
  • brunneiventris. Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus var. brunneiventris Santschi, 1920e: 125 (w.) BOLIVIA. [Also described as new by Santschi, 1922c: 109.] Subspecies of cingulatus: Santschi, 1925d: 245. Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31.
  • myster. Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus var. myster Santschi, 1922c: 109 (s.w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31.
  • fissa. Camponotus (Myrmothrix) cingulatus var. fissa Stitz, 1933: 72, fig. 4 (w.) BRAZIL. Junior synonym of cingulatus: Hashmi, 1973: 31.



  • 2n = 40, karyotype = 4M+36A (Brazil) (Mariano et al., 2001).


  • Aguiar HJACd, Barros LAC, Alves DR, Mariano CdSF, Delabie JHC, Pompolo SdG (2017) Cytogenetic studies on populations of Camponotus rufipes (Fabricius, 1775) and Camponotus renggeri Emery, 1894 (Formicidae: Formicinae). PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177702 (DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0177702).
  • Bruch, C. 1914. Catálogo sistemático de los formícidos argentinos. Rev. Mus. La Plata 19: 211-234 (page 229, subspecies of maculatus (in error))
  • Fagundes, R., Terra, G., Ribeiro, S.R., Majer, J.D. 2010. O bambu Merostachys fischeriana (Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) como habitat para formigas de floresta tropical montana. Neotropical Entomology 39(6):906-911.
  • Forel, A. 1879a. Études myrmécologiques en 1879 (deuxième partie [1re partie en 1878]). Bull. Soc. Vaudoise Sci. Nat. 16: 53-128 (page 73, soldier described)
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 268, combination in C. (Myrmothrix))
  • Hashmi, A. A. 1973b. A revision of the Neotropical ant subgenus Myrmothrix of genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 16: 1-140 (page 41, queen described; page 31, senior synonym of bambusarum, brunneiventris, damocles, fissa and myster, and material of the unavailable name postniger referred here.)
  • Koch, E. B. A., W. Dattilo, F. Camarota, and H. L. Vasconcelos. 2018. From species to individuals: does the variation in ant-plant networks scale result in structural and functional changes? Population Ecology. 60:309-318. doi:10.1007/s10144-018-0634-5
  • Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 661, worker 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
  • Santschi, F. 1922d. Camponotus néotropiques. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 62: 97-124 (page 109, revived status as species)