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)



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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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 New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • hippocrepis. Camponotus (Myrmorhachis) hippocrepis Emery, 1920c: 48, fig. 8 (w.) BOLIVIA. Combination in C. (Myrmocladoecus): Emery, 1925b: 167; Wheeler, W.M. 1934e: 424.



  • 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))