Camponotus chromaiodes

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Camponotus chromaiodes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. chromaiodes
Binomial name
Camponotus chromaiodes
Bolton, 1995

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Specimen Label


Photo Gallery

  • Worker tending aphids.
  • Major worker. Photo by Tom Murray.
  • Minor worker returning to nest with prey. Photo by Tom Murray.
  • Minor worker. Photo by Tom Murray.
  • Workers tending eriosomatine aphids, southeastern Missouri, USA. Photo by James Trager.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Nearctic Region: United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the cricket Myrmecophilus pergandei (a myrmecophile) in United States.




The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • ferruginea. Formica ferruginea Fabricius, 1798: 279 (w.q.) U.S.A. [Junior primary homonym of Formica ferruginea Christ, 1791: 512.] Replacement name: Camponotus chromaiodes Bolton, 1995b: 92. Wheeler, W.M. 1910d: 338 (s.m.). Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 6; in C. (Camponotus): Emery, 1925b: 72. Junior synonym of pennsylvanicus: Roger, 1863b: 6. Revived from synonymy as subspecies of pennsylvanicus: Forel, 1879a: 56. Subspecies of herculeanus: Emery, 1925b: 72; of pennsylvanicus: Creighton, 1950a: 368. Revived status as species: Brown, 1950d: 158.
  • chromaiodes. Camponotus chromaiodes Bolton, 1995b: 92. Replacement name for Formica ferruginea Fabricius, 1798: 279. [Junior primary homonym of Formica ferruginea Christ, 1791: 512.] [For earlier history of the taxon see under ferruginea Fabricius.]



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 92, replacement name for Formica ferruginea Fabricius; new name; catalogue)
  • Christ, J. L. 1791. Naturgeschichte, Klassification und Nomenclatur der Insekten vom Bienen, Wespen und Ameisengeschlecht. Frankfurt: Hermann, 535 pp. (page 512, Junior primary homonym of Formica ferruginea)
  • Fabricius, J. C. 1798. Supplementum entomologiae systematicae. Hafniae [= Copenhagen]: Proft and Storch, 572 pp. (page 279, worker, queen described)