Camponotus aberrans

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Camponotus aberrans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Phasmomyrmex
Species: C. aberrans
Binomial name
Camponotus aberrans
Mayr, 1895

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Specimen Labels



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: 6.15° to -2.315°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Ghana (type locality), Nigeria, Uganda.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a pathogen) in Africa (Shrestha et al., 2017).



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

  • aberrans. Camponotus aberrans Mayr, 1895: 152 (q.) GHANA.
    • Santschi, 1915c: 264 (w.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmorhachis): Forel, 1914a: 274; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 707;
    • combination in C. (Myrmacantha): Emery, 1920b: 246;
    • combination in Phasmomyrmex (Myrmacantha): Emery, 1925b: 58;
    • combination in Camponotus (Phasmomyrmex): Ward, et al. 2016: 349.
    • Status as species: Emery, 1896d: 376 (in list); Santschi, 1910c: 393; Santschi, 1915c: 264; Emery, 1920c: 30; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 987; Emery, 1925b: 58; Bolton, 1995b: 316.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Emery C. 1920. Studi sui Camponotus. Bullettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 52: 3-48.
  • Majer J. D. 1976. The ant mosaic in Ghana cocoa farms: further structural considerations. Journal of Applied Ecology 13: 145-155.
  • Santschi F. 1910. Formicides nouveaux ou peu connus du Congo français. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 78: 349-400.
  • Santschi F. 1915. Nouvelles fourmis d'Afrique. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 84: 244-282.
  • Tadu Z., C. Djieto-Lordon, R. Babin, Yede, E. B. Messop-Youbi, and A. Fomena. 2013. Influence of insecticide treatment on ant diversity in tropical agroforestry system: some aspect of the recolonization process. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 5(12): 832-844.
  • Taylor B. 1978. Ants of the Nigerian Forest Zone (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). II. Formicinae, Dolichoderinae. Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria Research Bulletin 5: 1-57.
  • Wheeler W. M. 1922. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 45: 711-1004