Camponotus lasiselene

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Camponotus lasiselene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. lasiselene
Binomial name
Camponotus lasiselene
Wang, C. & Wu, J., 1994

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Specimen Label

Specimens have been collected in rainforest and a botanical garden.


Wang and Wu (1994) – Similar to Camponotus selene in color, shape and sculpture but C. lasiselene furnished with extreme abundant erect hairs, whereas, hairs of the latter dilute.


Yunnan Province, China.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Thailand.
Palaearctic Region: China (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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

  • lasiselene. Camponotus lasiselene Wang, C. & Wu, 1994: 24, fig. 3 (w.) CHINA. Combination in C. (Orthonotomyrmex): Radchenko, 1997d: 812.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Holotype (worker): TL 4.4, HL 1.00, HW 1.12, HI 112, SL 0. 92, SI 82, PW 1.14, PI 102, ED 0.24, WL 1.57.

Head almost as long as broad. Posterior border of head convex. Scape of antennae surpassing the occipital border by 1/5 of its length. Clypeus medially crinated, with straight anterior border. Mandibles with 5 teeth. Alitrunk short, broad and dorsally margined. Pronotum 2. 6 times wide than long, with acute anterior margin. Pronotal angles obtuse. Mesonotum widest at the middle part, forming a pair of obtuse lateral angles. Meso-propodeal suture deep, behind which the propodeum raised. Base of the propodeum flat, with two large sickle shaped thick spines which pointed up of the propodeum. Apex of the spines pier shaped, directed convergedly. Declivity of the propodeum strongly concave, over hanged by the two pliers shaped spines. Petiole very thick, the frontal surface slightly convex, posterior surface flat, upper surface with a transverse shallow furrow. Gaster cylindrical, large and broad.

Body black. Mandibles, antennae and tarsus of legs brownish red. Tibiae of legs blackish brown.

Body opaque, Mandibles slightly shining, with minute punctures. Head, alitrunk and petiole very coarsely punctured. Gaster less coarsely punctured. Declivity of the alitrunk smooth and shining.

The whole body furnished with short extreme abundant whitish hairs. Pubescence dilute.

Type Material

Holotype worker: Menglun of }inghong Co., Yunnan Prov.1981-IV-19, Yang Jikun leg. Type specimens are kept in the Insect Collection, Chinese Academy of Forestry.