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Species: Camponotus festinatus   (Buckley, 1866) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica festinata Buckley, 1866 PDF: 164 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Snelling, 1968b PDF: 350; Snelling, 2006 PDF.
[Note: senior synonym of Paleosminthurus juliae Camponotus juliae Pierce & Gibron, 1962: Snelling, R.R. (pers. comm. to B. Bolton, 2004, unpublished, unconfirmed).].


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 23 times found in oak-juniper-pinyon woodland, 16 times found in around desert marsh, 15 times found in hillside in highland grassland, 0 times found in highland grassland, oak woodland, 5 times found in Desert canyon forest, 1 times found in oak/juniper woodland, 1 times found in open area in oak woodland, 4 times found in Pine-oak forest, 3 times found in mixed-habitat urban field station, 1 times found in oak scrub, along creek bed, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 12 times under rock, 3 times under stone, 1 times nest under rock, in soil, 1 times nest under rock, 1 times nesting beneath a flat rock, 1 times nest beneath rock, 1 times in dead Coryphanta sulcata, 1 times under rock in sunny, open gap, 1 times under rock in open, 1 times under rock in damp soil by seasonal stream, 1 times under boulder, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 39 times malaise trap, 0 times mercury vapor lamp, 2 times hand collecting, 2 times search, 4 times direct collection, 1 times UV light.

Elevations: collected from 145 - 2438 meters, 936 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus fragilis: castype00594

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