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Species: Camponotus laevigatus   (Smith, 1858) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 55 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 5; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266.
See also: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420.

Distribution:

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 7 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 6 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 5 times found in conifer forest, 1 times found in clearcut, 1 times found in Pine forest ectone w/ oak scrub, 2 times found in pine/fir forest, 1 times found in oak savanna, 2 times found in conifer forest edge, 2 times found in mixed forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times log stage 2, 2 times ground foragers, 1 times under bark of stump, 1 times on bark of downed pine, 3 times foragers, 1 times stray workers, 1 times ex dead conifer log, 1 times nest in rotten wood, 2 times nest in dead wood, 3 times log stage 3, 1 times under log, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 22 times Search, 8 times hand collecting, 2 times direct collection, 2 times 15 pitfall traps installed in a 5 by 3 grid, 5 m between each trap, 1 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 15 - 3018 meters, 1499 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus laevigatus: casent0903603



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