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Species: Camponotus caryae   (Fitch, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica caryae Fitch, 1855 PDF: 855 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy: Wheeler, 1917c PDF: 28.
Material of the unavailable name Camponotus marginata discolor cnemidatus: referred here: Smith, 1940b PDF: 139.
See also: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 385; Snelling, 1988 PDF: 60.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus caryae kamensis.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Woodland, forest (including floodplain), parks, campuses. Nests in dead wood of living trees. Forages on trees day and night, but more abundantly at night.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in pinr-fir-spruce forest, 1 times found in under bark of dead Pinus taeda, 1 times found in upland forest with steep slopes, 1 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 1 times found in Cottonwood grove, 1 times found in cypress slough, on Liquidambar styraciflua, 1 times found in Mixed deciduous forest, 1 times found in near swamp, crawling on Quercus alba, 1 times found in North Central Hill forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on tree trunk(s), 1 times on cholla.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times boxtrap, 1 times blacklight trap, 1 times peanut butter bait.

Elevations: collected from 360 - 1682 meters, 1021 meters average

Type specimens:

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