Camponotus hippocrepis

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Camponotus hippocrepis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. hippocrepis
Binomial name
Camponotus hippocrepis
Emery, 1920

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Specimen Labels

Photo Gallery

  • Very tip of a palm leaf, showing Camponotus hippocrepis infected by Ophiocordyceps camponotihippocrepidis. (Photo by João P. M. Araújo)

Identification

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia (type locality), Ecuador.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Biology

Fungi

This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps camponoti-hippocrepidis (a pathogen) (Araujo et al., 2018).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • hippocrepis. Camponotus (Myrmorhachis) hippocrepis Emery, 1920c: 48, fig. 8 (w.) BOLIVIA.
    • Combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus): Emery, 1925b: 167; Wheeler, W.M. 1934e: 424.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 167; Kempf, 1972a: 55; Bolton, 1995b: 103; Bezděčková, et al. 2015: 112.

Description

References

  • Araújo, J.P.M., Evans, H.C., Kepler, R., Hughes, D.P. 2018. Zombie-ant fungi across continents: 15 new species and new combinations within Ophiocordyceps. I. Myrmecophilous hirsutelloid species. Studies in Mycology 90: 119–160 (DOI 10.1016/j.simyco.2017.12.002).
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 48, fig. 8 worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 167, Combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus))
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1934e. Some aberrant species of Camponotus (Colobopsis) from the Fiji Islands. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 27: 415-424 (page 424, Combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus))

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1920. Studi sui Camponotus. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 52: 3-48.
  • Franco W., N. Ladino, J. H. C. Delabie, A. Dejean, J. Orivel, M. Fichaux, S. Groc, M. Leponce, and R. M. Feitosa. 2019. First checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of French Guiana. Zootaxa 4674(5): 509-543.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • da Silva de Oliveira A. B., and F. A. Schmidt. 2019. Ant assemblages of Brazil nut trees Bertholletia excelsa in forest and pasture habitats in the Southwestern Brazilian Amazon. Biodiversity and Conservation 28(2): 329-344.