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Species: Camponotus canescens   Mayr, 1870 

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See Also:

Camponotus canescens antennatus, Camponotus canescens stomatus

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Camponotus (Myrmobrachys) canescens Mayr, 1870a PDF: 386 (w.) COLOMBIA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Colombia
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

once found on the island of Ameland; probably imported


J. Longino, 20 June 2014: Alex Wild has some images of the type of C. canescens, a single minor worker from near Bogota, Colombia (a Lindig collection). From these images, the species looks like C. brettesi. The surface is densely punctate, on face and dorsal gaster. The cheeks have abundant erect setae. The dorsal gaster has dense yellowish pubescence. The specimen is in pretty poor shape, but it looks like the forms that have an opaque surface sculpture, abundant long setae on all dorsal surfaces, and dense yellowish pubescence beneath the erect pilosity.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Forel, A., 1908, Fourmis de Costa-Rica, récoltées par M. Paul Biolley., Bulletin de la Societe Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 44, pp. 35-72

Camponotus canescens MayrHNS

[[ worker ]]. Manglares, embouchure du Jesus Maria, cote Pacifique de Costa Rica, dans les troncs (Biolley).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus canescens: casent0915785

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