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Species: Camponotus championi   Forel, 1899 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus championi Forel, 1899i PDF: 157, pl. 4, figs. 21, 22 (s.w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

Mexico to Panama. Costa Rica: rainforest habitats in Atlantic lowlands.

Biology:

Natural History:

I know this species from only three collections. One stray minor worker was collected at a 500m site in Braulio Carrillo National Park, just south of La Selva. Another single minor worker was collected while climbing in the canopy of a Ceiba tree at La Selva. A series of minor and major workers was collected in one canopy fogging sample from the ALAS project.

References:

Forel, A. 1899. Biologia Centrali-Americana; or, contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and Central America. Insecta. Hymenoptera. 3 (Formicidae). London. 169 pp.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 6 times found in montane wet forest, 1 times found in forest/pasture edge, montane wet forest, 2 times found in rainforest edge, 1 times found in Primary wet forest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times Sobre Vegetacion, 1 times nest under epiphytes in treefall, 2 times on low vegetation, 1 times beating veg., 1 times ALAS canopy fogging of Pentaclethra macroloba (Fabaceae), 1 times foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times Sweeping, 2 times search, 1 times beating, 1 times fogging, 1 times Alas canopy fogging of Pentaclethra macroloba (Fabaceae), 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour), 1 times beating vegetation (3 hours).

Elevations: collected from 50 - 760 meters, 491 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus championi: casent0910726; syntype of Camponotus championi: casent0903640, casent0903641



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