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.
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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).
- Dumpert, K. 1986 . Camponotus (Karavaievia) texens sp. n. and C. (K.) gombaki sp. n. from Malaysia in comparison with other Karavaievia species (Formicidae: Formicinae). Psyche. 92:557-573. (page 559, figs. 1, 2, 3 worker, queen, male described)
- Maschwitz U., Dumpert K. and Schmidt G. 1985. Silk pavilions of two Camponotus (Karavaievia) species from Malaysia: description of a new nesting type in ants (Formicidae: Formicinae). Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie 69: 23-249.