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Species: Camponotus femoratus   (Fabricius, 1804) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica femorata Fabricius, 1804 PDF: 397 (q.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1894d PDF: 174 (w.); Forel, 1904d PDF: 49 (s.).
Junior synonym of Camponotus rufipes: Roger, 1861b PDF: 164.
Revived from synonymy: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 14.
See also: Hashmi, 1973b: 44.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in second growth vegetation, 1 times found in lowland rainforest, 1 times found in savanna forest, 2 times found in secondgrowth rainforest, 2 times found in wet forest, 2 times found in 2nd growth rainforest, 1 times found in Plateau.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times general collecting, 1 times ex ant garden, 1 times tending riodinid on Inga, 2 times strays, 1 times tending membracids, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times Leaf litter, 1 times ex sifted litter, 1 times ant garden.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 2 times dung trap>pitfall, 1 times Pitfall72h, 1 times Winkler, 1 times direct collection.

Elevations: collected from 20 - 1250 meters, 290 meters average

Type specimens:

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