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Species: Camponotus cosmicus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica cosmica Smith, 1858a PDF: 34 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Camponotus rufoglaucus: Emery, 1895i PDF: 49 (in key); Stitz, 1916: 401; Arnold, 1924 PDF: 693.
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1935a PDF: 280.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in Grassland, 7 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 5 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, 4 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in savannah woodland, 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Combretum erythrophyllum Riverine Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in Maize field, 1 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times on low vegetation, 4 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times Pitfall trap, 16 times Hand collected, 5 times Winkler, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging.

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1690 meters, 1172 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus cosmicus: casent0903509, casent0903510

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