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Species: Camponotus coruscus   (Smith, 1862) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Camponotus coruscus astilbus, Camponotus coruscus fulgens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Formica corusca Smith, 1862b PDF: 30 (w.) PANAMA. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

Costa Rica to Venezuela. Costa Rica: northern Pacific lowlands.

Biology:

Natural History:

I know this species from few collections. I have collected it (1) near Santa Cecilia, in Guanacaste Province, in a forest transitional between Atlantic wet forest and Pacific dry forest; (2) in Santa Rosa National Park, in the "bosque humedo;" (3) along the lower part of the road to Monteverde, sweeping scrubby roadside vegetation; and (4) at Carara Biological Reserve, around the headquarters building. All my collections have been isolated workers, so I have no information on nesting habits.

References:

Smith, F. 1862. Descriptions of new species of aculeate Hymenoptera, collected at Panama by R. W. Stretch, Esq., with a list of described species, and the various localities where they have previously occurred. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3)1:29-44.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in roadside vegetation, 2 times found in wet forest, 1 times found in agricultural/urban, 1 times found in dry forest, 1 times found in Pastures and scrubby second growth vegetation, 1 times found in rainforest edge.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times sweeping vegetation, 1 times strays, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 1 times sweep, 1 times search.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 800 meters, 201 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus coruscus: casent0903653



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