Camponotus hospes

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Camponotus hospes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. hospes
Binomial name
Camponotus hospes
(Emery, 1884)

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Specimen Labels


This species nests in the thickened part of rattan leaves (Korthalsia spp.) (Yamane et al., 2021).



Latitudinal Distribution Pattern

Latitudinal Range: -0.5° to -0.5°.

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

  • hospes. Iridomyrmex hospes Emery, 1884b: 64, fig. 9 (w.) INDONESIA (Sumatra).
    • Combination in Camponotus: Emery, 1887a: 219;
    • combination in C. (Myrmomalis): Forel, 1914a: 271;
    • combination in C. (Myrmoplatys): Emery, 1920b: 256.
    • Status as species: Dalla Torre, 1893: 235; Emery, 1896d: 375 (in list); Viehmeyer, 1916a: 157; Emery, 1925b: 136; Chapman & Capco, 1951: 237; Bolton, 1995b: 103; Pfeiffer, et al. 2011: 37.
    • Current subspecies: nominal plus adultus.



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
  • Emery C. 1886. Saggio di un catalogo sistematico dei generi Camponotus, Polyrhachis e affini. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna 5: 363-382
  • Emery C. 1887. Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia. [part]. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. 24(4): 209-258.
  • Emery, C.. "Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte terza. Formiche della regione Indo-Malese e dell'Australia." Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) (2) 4, no. 24 (1887): 209-258.
  • 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
  • Shattuck S. O. 1994. Taxonomic catalog of the ant subfamilies Aneuretinae and Dolichoderinae (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 112: i-xix, 1-241.