Camponotus texens

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Camponotus texens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. texens
Binomial name
Camponotus texens
Dumpert, 1986

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Specimen Labels

A Weaver Ant that uses silk in its nest construction.


A member of the subgenus Karavaievia. This group of Camponotus species is known for their monomorphic workers and their nest weaving behavior.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Malaysia (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.


General details about the biology of species in this subgenus can be found on the Karavaievia webpage.

Camponotus texens represents a new type of weaver ant. Its territory is dominated by one‐chamber pavilions. It usually houses scale insects inside the pavilions and is as highly differentiated in its nest building behaviour as Oecophylla but in a different manner (Maschwitz et al. 1985).



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

  • texens. Camponotus (Karavaievia) texens Dumpert, 1986: 559, figs. 1, 2, 3 (w.q.m.) WEST MALAYSIA.
    • Status as species: Bolton, 1995b: 127; Dumpert, Maschwitz, et al. 1995: 104 (in key); Dumpert, Maschwitz & Weissflog, 2006: 78 (in key).