Camponotus dolichoderoides

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Camponotus dolichoderoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. dolichoderoides
Binomial name
Camponotus dolichoderoides
Forel, 1911

A Weaver Ant that uses silk in its nest construction.

Identification

A member of the subgenus Karavaievia. This group of Camponotus species is known for their monomorphic workers and their nest weaving behavior.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Indo-Australian Region: Borneo (type locality), Indonesia, Malaysia.
Oriental Region: Thailand.


Distribution based on AntMaps

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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.

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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.

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Biology

General details about the biology of species in this subgenus can be found on the Karavaievia webpage.

Association with Other Organisms

  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps formicarum (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).
  • This species is a host for the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a parasitoid) (Quevillon, 2018) (encounter mode primary; direct transmission; transmission outside nest).

Castes

Nomenclature

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

  • dolichoderoides. Camponotus dolichoderoides Forel, 1911a: 51 (w.) BORNEO (no state data, “Hayvep”).
    • Combination in C. (Myrmosphincta): Forel, 1914a: 273;
    • combination in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Karavaievia): Emery, 1925b: 116.
    • Status as species: Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 112; Emery, 1925b: 116; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 229; Dumpert, 1986: 568; Bolton, 1995b: 97; Dumpert, Maschwitz, et al. 1995: 104 (in key); Jaitrong & Nabhitabhata, 2005: 14; Dumpert, Maschwitz & Weissflog, 2006: 78 (in key); Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 37.

Description

References

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
  • 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 (Camb.) 92: 557-573
  • Forel A. 1911. Fourmis de Bornéo, Singapore, Ceylan, etc. récoltées par MM. Haviland, Green, Winkler, Will, Hose, Roepke et Waldo. Rev. Suisse Zool. 19: 23-62.
  • Jaitrong W.; Nabhitabhata, J. 2005. A list of known ant species of Thailand. The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal 1(1): 9-54.
  • Katayama M., K. Kishimoto-Yamada, H. O. Tanaka, T. Endo, Y. Hashimoto, Sk. Yamane, and T. Itioka. 2015. Negative correlation between ant and spider abundances in the canopy of a Bornean tropical rain forest. Biotropica (in press).
  • Pfeiffer M.; Mezger, D.; Hosoishi, S.; Bakhtiar, E. Y.; Kohout, R. J. 2011. The Formicidae of Borneo (Insecta: Hymenoptera): a preliminary species list. Asian Myrmecology 4:9-58
  • Wheeler W. M. 1919. The ants of Borneo. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63:43-147.