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Species: Camponotus darwinii   Forel, 1886 

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See Also:

Camponotus darwinii rubropilosus, Camponotus darwinii themistocles

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 2 valid subspecies

Camponotus darwinii Forel, 1886h PDF: 179 (s.w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

See also: Forel, 1891c PDF: 43.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Madagascar
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus darwinii   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 43-44, (download) 43-44 6734
Camponotus darwinii nov. sp.  Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 49-50, (download) 49-50 3923

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 29 times found in montane rainforest, 20 times found in Low altitude rainforest, 16 times found in Uapaca woodland, 9 times found in Foret sclerophylle, 4 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 4 times found in rubicole thicket at base of cliff, 3 times found in urban/garden, 4 times found in Uapaca forest, 5 times found in disturbed montane rainforest along road side, 3 times found in rainforest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times on low vegetation, 9 times ex rotten log, 7 times ex dead twig above ground, 3 times on tree trunk, 5 times ground forager(s), 3 times ex dead branch above ground, 3 times under stone, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 1 times ex. rotten log, 1 times ex trunk of "Tapia" tree, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 37 times Malaise, 1 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 4 times Malaise trap, 2 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 3 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Sylvain gc#119-134. general collecting, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times Sylvain gc#135-173. general collecting, 1 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 1 times Sylvain gc#1-77. general collecting, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 2150 meters, 1298 meters average

Type specimens: type of Camponotus darwinii: focol2468, focol2469, casent0104626, casent0104627

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