Camponotus bellus

AntWiki: The Ants --- Online
Camponotus bellus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. bellus
Binomial name
Camponotus bellus
Forel, 1908

Camponotus bellus casent0910513 p 1 high.jpg

Camponotus bellus casent0910513 d 1 high.jpg

Specimen Labels




Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Indonesia (type locality), Singapore.

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

Check data from AntWeb

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.




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

  • ornatus. Camponotus ornatus Forel, 1907a: 36 (s.) INDONESIA (Ambon I.).
    • Type-material: holotype (?) major worker.
    • [Note: no indication of number of specimens is given.]
    • Type-locality: Indonesia: Ambon (L. Biró).
    • Type-depository: MHNG (perhaps also HNHM).
    • [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus ruficeps var. ornatus Emery, 1894c: 173.]
    • Replacement name: Camponotus bellus Forel, 1908c: 404.
  • bellus. Camponotus bellus Forel, 1908c: 404.
    • Replacement name for Camponotus ornatus Forel, 1907a: 36. [Junior primary homonym of Camponotus ruficeps var. ornatus Emery, 1894c: 173.]
    • Forel, 1912n: 65 (q.); Viehmeyer, 1916a: 158 (w.m.).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Myrmosphincta): Santschi, 1921f: 311;
    • combination in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1912a: 90; Emery, 1925b: 138.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1912n: 65; Viehmeyer, 1916a: 158; Emery, 1925b: 138; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 230; Bolton, 1995b: 88; McArthur, 2012: 96; Wang, W.Y., Soh, et al. 2022: 37.
    • Distribution: Indonesia (Ambon, Sumatra), Singapore.



References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Chapman, J. W., and Capco, S. R. 1951. Check list of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Asia. Monogr. Inst. Sci. Technol. Manila 1: 1-327
  • Forel A. 1907. Formicides du Musée National Hongrois. Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 5: 1-42.
  • Forel A. 1912. Einige neue und interessante Ameisenformen aus Sumatra etc. Zool. Jahrb. Suppl. 15: 51-78.
  • Latumahina F., M. Borovanska, N. S. Putra, and M. Janda. 2015. Ants of Ambon Island – diversity survey and checklist. ZooKeys 472: 43–57.
  • Viehmeyer H. 1912. Ameisen aus Deutsch Neuguinea gesammelt von Dr. O. Schlaginhaufen. Nebst einem Verzeichnisse der papuanischen Arten. Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königlichen Zoologischen und Anthropologische-Ethnographischen Museums zu Dresden 14: 1-26.