Camponotus rusticus

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Camponotus rusticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. rusticus
Binomial name
Camponotus rusticus
Santschi, 1916

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -21.217939° to -21.217939°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Argentina (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.



Images from AntWeb

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Worker. Specimen code casent0914427. Photographer Jayanthi Puniamoorthy, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Worker. Specimen code casent0914428. Photographer Jayanthi Puniamoorthy, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by CAS, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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Queen (alate/dealate). Specimen code fmnhins0000062973. Photographer Alexandra Westrich, uploaded by Field Museum. Owned by FMNH.


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

  • rusticus. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) rusticus Santschi, 1916e: 398, fig. (w.) ARGENTINA (Chaco).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmaphaenus): Emery, 1925b: 156.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 156; Kempf, 1972a: 47; Bolton, 1995b: 121.



  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 156, Combination in C. (Myrmaphaenus))
  • Santschi, F. 1916e. Formicides sudaméricains nouveaux ou peu connus. Physis (B. Aires) 2: 365-399 (page 398, fig. worker described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Cuezzo, F. 1998. Formicidae. Chapter 42 in Morrone J.J., and S. Coscaron (dirs) Biodiversidad de artropodos argentinos: una perspectiva biotaxonomica Ediciones Sur, La Plata. Pages 452-462.
  • Field Museum Collection, Chicago, Illinois (C. Moreau)