Camponotus paraleonardi

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Camponotus paraleonardi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Subgenus: Myrmamblys
Species group: inquilinus
Species: C. paraleonardi
Binomial name
Camponotus paraleonardi
Zettel & Yamane, 2018

Camponotus paraleonardi holotype F64.jpg

Camponotus paraleonardi holotype F65.jpg

Holotype Labels

Recorded from Phang-nga Province in Thailand and from Mandalay Division in Myanmar.


Zettel et al. (2018) - Minor worker: Black species with brown antennae and legs; long pale standing setae abundant all over dorsum; dense golden pubescence on dorsum of mesosoma and on gaster tergites characteristic. Vertex elevated. Clypeus basally with small emargination at middle. Flagellum of normal length. Pronotum with reduced sculpture, somewhat shiny. Dorsal outline of pronotum moderately convex, of mesonotum and propodeum almost straight, propodeum gently downcurved. Petiolar node high and narrow in lateral aspect.

Major worker unknown.

This species can be easily recognized by the dense golden pubescence on the dorsal mesosoma and gastral tergites, which makes it very similar to Colobopsis leonardi. The single specimen from Myanmar differs by a yellowish base of the scape and shows fewer setae dorsally on the head, but is supposedly conspecific.

Keys including this Species


Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Oriental Region: Myanmar, Thailand (type locality).

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.




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

  • paraleonardi. Camponotus (Myrmamblys) paraleonardi Zettel & Yamane, in Zettel, Balàka, et al. 2018: 169, figs. 64-67 (w.) THAILAND.
    • Type-material: holotype minor worker, 2 paratype minor workers.
    • Type-locality: holotype Thailand: Phang-nga Prov., Khao Lak NP, Thone Chong Fa Falls, 8°40’N, 98°18’E, 100-300 m., (no collection date), T11 (A. Schulz & K. Vock); paratypes: 1 minor worker with same data, 1 minor worker Myanmar: Mandalay Division, Mt Popa, vic. Popa village, 28.x.1998 (H. Schillhammer).
    • Type-depository: NHMW.
    • Status as species: Khachonpisitsak, et al. 2020: 43.
    • Distribution: Myanmar, Thailand.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.



Minor Holotype: HW 1.21; HL 1.39; SL 1.36; SW 0.14; EL 0.37; ML 1.83; HaL 0.29; FeL 1.63; CI 87; SI 113; EI 31; FeI 135. Ward’s Indices: ASM/HWex 0.31; ASM/CLW 0.61; CLW/CLL 1.47. Paratypes (n = 2): HW 1.22, 1.24; HL 1.39, 1.48; SL 1.36, 1.39; SW 0.15, 0.16; EL 0.38, 0.44; ML 1.89, 1.96; HaL 0.30, 0.35; FeL 1.37, 1.70; CI 82, 89; SI 110, 114; EI 31, 37; FeI 111, 139. Ward’s Indices: ASM/HWex 0.36, 0.30; ASM/CLW 0.67, 0.61; CLW/CLL 1.33.

Structures: Head roundish, uniformly reticulated and matt dorsally and laterally, with slightly reduced microsculpture and somewhat shiny ventrally. Lateral outline of eye and head contiguous. Vertex raised. Frons and basal half of clypeus with shiny midline. Clypeus with very small emargination at middle of basal margin, distal margin slightly protruded in middle. Mesosoma slender and low, densely reticulated and matt except for slightly shiny pronotum where reticulation is weakly developed; dorsal outline of pronotum and posterior slope of propodeum moderately convex, of mesonotum and anterior part of propodeum almost straight. Petiole with high node, its anterior and posterior face parallel, apex obliquely truncated. Gaster tergites with dense reticulation.

Pilosity: Long standing setae abundant all over dorsum, of white or pale yellow colour, longest on pronotum and propodeum. Pubescence very dense, golden to yellow on dorsum of mesosoma and on gaster tergites, on other parts pale yellowish and sparse, very short on dorsum of head.

Colour: Trunk black; translucent margins on tergites 3 and 4 very narrow, hardly discernable. Antenna and legs dark brown; scape lighter, pale to medium brown.

Variation: The worker from Myanmar differs in some characters, but is considered as conspecific: base of scape yellowish; vertex of head less convex (but head of this specimen deformed); dorsal outline of mesonotum and propodeum very straight.

Type Material

  • Holotype (minor worker, #218, NHMW) from Thailand, Phang-nga Province, Khao Lak N.P., Thone Chong Fa Falls, N 8°40', E 98°18', 100–300 m a.s.l., leg. A. Schulz & K. Vock, #T11.
  • Paratypes (NHMW): 1 minor worker (#214), same locality data as holotype; 1 minor worker (#6) from Myanmar, Mandalay Division, Mt. Popa, Popa village environment, N 20°54.175', E 95°14.049', 28.X.1998, leg. H. Schillhammer.


Named after its great similarity to Colobopsis leonardi.