Camponotus punctatissimus

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Camponotus punctatissimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. punctatissimus
Binomial name
Camponotus punctatissimus
Forel, 1907

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Specimen Labels



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar (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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This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a pathogen) in Taiwan (Lin et al., 2020) (identification of host needs confirmation).



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

  • punctatissimus. Camponotus pennsylvanicus subsp. punctatissimus Forel, 1907e: 19.
    • [First available use of Camponotus herculeanus subsp. pennsylvanicus var. punctatissimus Emery, 1895k: 477 (s.) MYANMAR; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
    • Combination in C. (Camponotus): Emery, 1925b: 74.
    • As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Forel, 1895e: 455; Emery, 1896d: 372 (in list).
    • Subspecies of herculeanus: Forel, 1913f: 200.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 74; Wheeler, W.M. 1927e: 3; Wheeler, W.M. 1929g: 62; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 222; Bolton, 1995b: 119; Radchenko, 1997a: 556; Lin & Wu, 2003: 61; Ran & Zhou, 2011: 69.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Forel A. 1895. Les Formicides de l'Empire des Indes et de Ceylan. Part V. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 9: 453-472.
  • Forel A. 1913. H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Formicidae II. Arch. Naturgesch. (A)79(6): 183-202
  • Ran H., and S. Y. Zhou. 2011. Checklist of Chinese Ants: the Formicomorph Subfamilies (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) (I). Journal of Guangxi Normal University: Natural Science Edition. 29(3): 65-73.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1929. Ants collected by Professor F. Silvestri in Formosa, the Malay Peninsula and the Philippines. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Zoologia Generale e Agraria della Reale Scuola Superiore d'Agricoltura. Portici 24: 27-64.