Camponotus zenon

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Camponotus zenon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. zenon
Binomial name
Camponotus zenon
Forel, 1912

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Specimen Labels


Rosumek (2017) assessed trophic resource use and period of activity within the ant community in a southern Brazil Atlantic forest. This species apparently has its distribution restricted to southernmost Brazil. In this study it was found to concentrate on crushed insects and sucrose and was a nocturnal forager.



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -26.918° to -26.918°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (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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Paralectotype of Camponotus zenonWorker. Specimen code casent0910039. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Syntype of Camponotus zenon critonWorker (major/soldier). Specimen code casent0910040. Photographer Z. Lieberman, uploaded by California Academy of Sciences. Owned by MHNG, Geneva, Switzerland.


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

  • zenon. Camponotus maculatus r. zenon Forel, 1912i: 72 (s.w.) BRAZIL (Santa Catarina).
    • Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 84.
    • Subspecies of picipes: Emery, 1920b: 233 (footnote).
    • Status as species: Emery, 1925b: 84; Borgmeier, 1927c: 148; Kempf, 1972a: 73; Bolton, 1995b: 130.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus criton.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Forel A. 1912. Formicides néotropiques. Part VI. 5me sous-famille Camponotinae Forel. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique. 20: 59-92.
  • Kempf, W.W. 1972. Catalago abreviado das formigas da regiao Neotropical (Hym. Formicidae) Studia Entomologica 15(1-4).
  • Rosa da Silva R. 1999. Formigas (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) do oeste de Santa Catarina: historico das coletas e lista atualizada das especies do Estado de Santa Catarina. Biotemas 12(2): 75-100.