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)



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -0.631944444° to -0.6364°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Bolivia (type locality), Ecuador.

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

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



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.
    • Type-material: holotype minor worker (in poor condition).
    • Type-locality: Bolivia: Beni, Salinas (L. Balzan).
    • Type-depository: MSNG.
    • 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.
    • Distribution: Bolivia, Peru.



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.