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Species: Camponotus (Myrmopytia) imitator   Forel, 1891 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus imitator Forel, 1891c PDF: 209, pl. 4, fig. 15; pl. 5, fig. 8 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: MADAGASCAR, Province Toliara, Morandava (Grevé); CASENT0101365; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus imitator resinicola.


  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 imitator   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 92, (download) 92 8171
Camponotus imitator nov. spec.  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: 209-212, (download) 209-212 6734

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 40 times found in dry deciduous forest, 20 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 20 times found in tropical dry forest, 24 times found in transition forest, 7 times found in savannah woodland, 13 times found in spiny forest, 3 times found in Bismarckia woodland, 1 times found in gallery forest, 3 times found in Burned savannah, 2 times found in grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 19 times ground nest, 12 times ground forager(s), 4 times ex rotten log, 1 times soil digging, 6 times on low vegetation, 1 times under stone, 2 times ex soil, 1 times ex dead tree stump, 1 times on tree trunk, 1 times leaf litter extraction, 1 times ex termite mound, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 71 times Malaise trap, 16 times Malaise, 5 times pitfall trap, PF 50 traps, 11 cm dbh with water, soap, formalin, nonlinear placement, 2 times at light, 4 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times Malaise, canopy, 1 times pitfall trap, PF 20 tube sample transect, 10m, 1 times m-v light, 1 times Malaise, 2 traps, 1 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 1 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1550 meters, 300 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus imitator: casent0101365; Lectotype of Camponotus imitator resincola: casent0101117; paralectotype of Camponotus imitator: casent0101116, casent0101119, casent0104647; paralectotype of Camponotus imitator resincola: casent0101118

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