Camponotus exsectus

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Camponotus exsectus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. exsectus
Binomial name
Camponotus exsectus
Emery, 1900

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Specimen Labels

A Weaver Ant that uses silk in its nest construction.


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


Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -2.183333° to -2.183333°.

Tropical South

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

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

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.



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



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

  • exsectus. Camponotus exsectus Emery, 1900d: 709, fig. 9 (w.q.) INDONESIA (Sumatra: Mentawei Is).
    • Combination in C. (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a: 266;
    • combination in C. (Myrmophyma): Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 111;
    • combination in C. (Myrmotemnus): Emery, 1920b: 258;
    • combination in C. (Karavaievia): Emery, 1925b: 116.
    • Status as species: Forel, 1914a: 266; Wheeler, W.M. 1919e: 111; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 229; Dumpert, 1986: 569; Bolton, 1995b: 98; Dumpert, et al. 1995: 104 (in key); Dumpert, Maschwitz & Weissflog, 2006: 77 (in key); Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 37.



  • Emery, C. 1900d. Formiche raccolte da Elio Modigliani in Sumatra, Engano e Mentawei. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 40[=(2(20): 689-720 (page 709, fig. 9 worker, queen described)
  • Emery, C. 1920b. Le genre Camponotus Mayr. Nouvel essai de la subdivision en sous-genres. Rev. Zool. Afr. (Bruss.) 8: 229-260 (page 258, combination in C. (Myrmotemnus))
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 116, combination in C. (Karavaievia))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 266, combination in C. (Camponotus))
  • Maschwitz, U.; Dumpert, K.; Schmidt, G. H. 1985. Silk pavilions of two Camponotus (Karavaievia) species from Malaysia: description of a new nesting type in ants (Formicidae: Formicinae). Z. Tierpsychol. 69: 237-249.
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1919f. The ants of Borneo. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 63: 43-147 (page 111, combination in C. (Myrmophyma))

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
  • Emery, C.. "Formiche raccolte da Elio Modigliani in Sumatra, Engano e Mentawei." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 20, no. 40 (1900): 661-722.
  • 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