Camponotus striatus

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Camponotus striatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. striatus
Binomial name
Camponotus striatus
(Smith, F., 1862)

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Specimen labels


Three minor workers taken by Dr. Skwarra at Camaron, Vera Cruz, in spines of Acacia sphaerocephala (Wheeler 1934). Gillette et al. (2015) in a Chaipas, Mexico field study of twig-nesting ants in coffee plants found C. striatus nesting on plants between 650-900 m in elevation.



Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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De la Mora et al. (2016) found this species nesting in logs found in forests in the Soconusco region of Chiapas, Mexico.



The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • striatus. Formica striata Smith, F. 1862b: 30 (w.) PANAMA. Menozzi, 1927d: 340 (q.m.). Combination in Camponotus: Emery, 1892b: 167; in C. (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1914a: 272; in C. (Myrmorhachis): Emery, 1920b: 260; in C. (Myrmobrachys): Emery, 1925b: 166. Senior synonym of alfaroi: Emery, 1892b: 167; Kempf, 1972a: 54; of granulatus: Smith, M.R. 1953b: 211.
  • alfaroi. Camponotus alfaroi Emery, 1890b: 57 (s.w.) COSTA RICA. Subspecies of striatus: Forel, 1899c: 147; Wheeler, W.M. 1942: 259. Junior synonym of striatus: Emery, 1892b: 167; Kempf, 1972a: 54.
  • granulatus. Dolichoderus granulatus Pergande, 1896: 866 (w.) MEXICO. Junior synonym of striatus: Smith, M.R. 1953b: 211.



  • de la Mora, A., G. Perez-Lachaud, J. P. Lachaud, and S. M. Philpott. 2015. Local and Landscape Drivers of Ant Parasitism in a Coffee Landscape. Environmental Entomology. 44:939-950. doi:10.1093/ee/nvv071
  • Emery, C. 1892c [1891]. Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 23: 159-167 (page 167, Combination in Camponotus, Senior synonym of alfaroi)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 166, Combination in C. (Myrmobrachys))
  • Forel, A. 1914a. Le genre Camponotus Mayr et les genres voisins. Rev. Suisse Zool. 22: 257-276 (page 272, Combination in C. (Myrmorhachis))
  • Gillette, P. N., K. K. Ennis, G. D. Martinez, and S. M. Philpott. 2015. Changes in Species Richness, Abundance, and Composition of Arboreal Twig-nesting Ants Along an Elevational Gradient in Coffee Landscapes. Biotropica. 47:712-722. doi:10.1111/btp.12263
  • Kempf, W. W. 1972b. Catálogo abreviado das formigas da regia~o Neotropical. Stud. Entomol. 15: 3-344 (page 54, Senior synonym of alfaroi)
  • Menozzi, C. 1927d. Formiche raccolte dal Sig. H. Schmidt nei dintorni di San José di Costa Rica (Schluss). Entomol. Mitt. 16: 336-345 (page 340, queen, male described)
  • Smith, F. 1862b. Descriptions of new species of aculeate Hymenoptera, collected at Panama by R. W. Stretch, Esq., with a list of described species, and the various localities where they have previously occurred. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3) 1: 29-44 (page 30, worker described)
  • Smith, M. R. 1953b. Dolichoderus granulatus Pergande, a synonym (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 55: 211 (page 211, Senior synonym of granulatus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1934g. Neotropical ants collected by Dr. Elisabeth Skwarra and others. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 77: 157-240.