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Species: Camponotus aethiops   (Latreille, 1798) 

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See Also:

Camponotus aethiops_cf, Camponotus aethiops cachmiriensis, Camponotus aethiops escherichi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Formica aethiops Latreille, 1798 PDF: 35 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Camponotus nigrata: Mayr, 1855 PDF: 313; Radchenko, 2007 PDF: 38; of Camponotus angustata: Emery, 1908a PDF: 199; of Camponotus hyalinipennis: Emery, 1914d: 2; Emery, 1915a: 250; of Camponotus marginata (and its junior synonym Camponotus sylvaticoaethiops): Pisarski, 1975: 31; Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 58; of Camponotus concava, Camponotus sylvaticoides: Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a PDF: 58; of Camponotus glaber: Dlussky et al., 1990 PDF: 128.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran
    Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Centr. & S SLO, mostly in Submediterranean


Xerothermous open habitats, nesting in soil

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in deciduous forest, 4 times found in coniferous forest, 4 times found in pine forest, 1 times found in Parque, 3 times found in Disturbed Mediterranean Forest, 3 times found in Ruderal, 3 times found in Bosque pinos/eucaliptos, 1 times found in oak woodland, 2 times found in Camino, 2 times found in open, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 31 times under stone, 5 times nbp, 5 times Foraging, 2 times Nido, 4 times Bajo piedra, 3 times Nest under stone, 1 times Forrajeando, 2 times ground (-5-0 cm), 1 times Foraging on trees, 1 times Camino, 1 times on herbs, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times Hand, 10 times search, 4 times Pitfall, 2 times by hand, 1 times Net.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1880 meters, 564 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus maculatus aethiops sylvaticoides: casent0910190, casent0910191; syntype of Camponotus rubripes aethiops concavus: casent0910188, casent0910189; syntype of Camponotus rubripes aethiops concavus: casent0905345

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