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Genus Colobopsis

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Camponotini
Genus Colobopsis
Other Common Names
Janitor Ants; Gate-keeper Ants
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sometimes considered to be a full genus.
Explanation of Names
Colobopsis Mayr, 1861
Krombein et al. (1) list 7 species.
Soldiers and females have a cylindrical, truncated head, which the soldiers use to block the entrance hole to the nest. (1) See photo
Most abundant in the southern US. (1)
These ants nest in hollow twigs or branches, insect galls, and nuts. (1)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.