Camponotus ogasawarensis

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Camponotus ogasawarensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. ogasawarensis
Binomial name
Camponotus ogasawarensis
Terayama & Satoh, 1990

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Specimen labels

Common Name
Language: Japanese

This is an arboreal species which nests in dead twigs on trees (Japanese Ant Image Database).


Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Japan (type locality).

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.



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

  • ogasawarensis. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) ogasawarensis Terayama & Satoh, 1990c: 117, figs. 1-26 (s.w.q.m.) JAPAN (Ogasawara Is).
    • Status as species: Morisita, et al. 1991: 43; Bolton, 1995b: 115; Radchenko, 1997d: 813; Terayama, 1999b: 28 (in key); Imai, et al. 2003: 35; McArthur, 2012: 118.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Terayama M. 1992. Structure of ant communities in East Asia. A. Regional differences and species richness. Bulletin of the Bio-geographical Society of Japan 47: 1-31.
  • Terayama M. and E. Hasegawa. 1991. Ant fauna of the Ogasawara islands. Ogasawara–Kenkyu–Nenpo 15: 40–51.
  • Terayama M., S. Kubota, and K. Eguchi. 2014. Encyclopedia of Japanese ants. Asakura Shoten: Tokyo, 278 pp.
  • Terayama M., and S. Kubota. 2002. Ants of Tokyo, Japan. ARI 26: 1-32.
  • Terayama M.; Satoh, T. 1990. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) ogasawarensis sp. nov. from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 45:117-121.