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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: 11 times found in montane rainforest, 8 times found in tropical dry forest, 3 times found in urban/garden, 4 times found in rubicole thicket at base of cliff, 4 times found in Uapaca forest, 2 times found in disturbed montane rainforest, 1 times found in Uapaca woodland, 1 times found in disturbed gallery montane forest, 1 times found in forest edge, open area, 2 times found in transition forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 7 times ex rotten log, 8 times on low vegetation, 3 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times ex dead twig above ground, 1 times ex. rotten log, 1 times ex trunk of "Tapia" tree, 1 times under tree bark, live tree, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times ex Phellolophium madagascariense, 1 times ex dead twig, 1 times Anthocleista amplexicaulis, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times Malaise, 6 times at light, 3 times Malaise trap, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times EH19 Malaise trap, 1 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 1 times Sylvain gc#1-77. general collecting, 1 times Sylvain gc#119-134. general collecting.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2150 meters, 1165 meters average

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

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