Trisha Shetty

Camponotus atriceps

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Hymenoptera
Subfamily  Formicinae
Scientific name  Camponotus abdominalis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Formicidae
Genus  Camponotus
Higher classification  Carpenter ant
Camponotus atriceps httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Similar  Carpenter ant, Ant, Insect, Hymenopterans, Camponotus americanus

Camponotus atriceps

Camponotus atriceps, previously referred as C. abdominalis, is a species of carpenter ant, endemic to the Americas.


1 op camponotus atriceps


It has been found in a variety of moist and forested habitats, including wet lowland and rainforest, tropical rainforests, pine or oak forests, wet montane forest and in mature wet forest. It occurs from near sea level to as high as 2,290 meters.


There are two accepted races:

  • Camponotus atriceps atriceps
  • Camponotus atriceps nocens
  • Parasites

    A variety of parasites have been identified from the subspecies, Camponotus abdominalis floridanus. These include the inquilines Microdon fulgens, Myrmecophila pergandei, an undetermined species of Atelurinae, Alachua floridensis and Obeza floridana. The cockroach, Myrmecoblatta wheeleri has also been found associated with the ant in southern Florida.


    Camponotus atriceps Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Camponotus americanus
    Carpenter ant