Wild, A. L., 2007:
Boquerón (ALWC). Literature records: “Paraguay” (s. loc.) (Kempf 1972). NEW STATUS .
Camponotus melanoticus v. colorata Forel 1904a: 49. [ holotype w examined, MHNG ; Ciénaga , Columbia ] .
Camponotus (Myrmoturba) melanoticus var. colorata Forel . Bruch 1914: 229.
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) substitutus var. colorata Forel . Emery 1925: 83.
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) substitutus var. coloratus Forel . Kempf 1972: 72.
Camponotus coloratus cannot be considered conspecific with C. substitutus . Both ants are locally sympatric in the Paraguayan chaco without signs of hybridization. These species share a similar striking bicoloration (see discussion under C. substitutus ), but workers of C. coloratus , in addition to being on average larger than workers of C. substitutus , have disproportionately longer legs, a more opaque microsculpture, and considerably reduced pilosity with the sides of the head of the major bearing fewer than 5 standing setae. Paraguayan material is lighter in color and with a broader head in the major caste than Forel’s type from Colombia, but given the allopatric nature of the variation I see no reason to divide C. coloratus further.