Camponotus ruseni

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Camponotus ruseni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Tanaemyrmex
Species: C. ruseni
Binomial name
Camponotus ruseni
Karaman, C., 2012

This species is an inquiline in the nests of Camponotus oertzeni. It is only known from Turkey.

At a Glance • Inquiline  

Photo Gallery

  • Karaman & Kiran (2022), Figure 6. Worker of Camponotus ruseni: A. Head (in frontal), B. Habitus in lateral view, C. Whole body (in dorsal).
  • Karaman & Kiran (2022), Figure 1. Camponotus ruseni queen. A. Head (in frontal), B. Habitus in lateral view.
  • Karaman & Kiran (2022), Figure 3. Male of Camponotus ruseni (A, C) and C. oertzeni (B, D).



  • Karaman & Kiran (2022), Figure 5. Distribution map of parasitic Camponotus species in Turkey. □: Camponotus ruseni, ∆: Camponotus universitatis (red color: old records, blue color: new locality records) (remodelled from Google Earth).

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Türkiye (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.


Currently Camponotus ruseni and Camponotus universitatis are the only known Camponotus social parasites, despite this genus containing approx. 1,500 species.



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

  • ruseni. Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) ruseni Karaman, C. 2012: 310, figs. 1-3 (s.w.m.) TURKEY.