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Species: Camponotus robecchii   Emery, 1892 

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See Also:

Camponotus robecchii abyssinicus, Camponotus robecchii assumptionis, Camponotus robecchii dispar, Camponotus robecchii rhodesianus, Camponotus robecchii troglodytes

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 5 valid subspecies

Camponotus robecchii Emery, 1892: 120, fig. (s.w.) SOMALIA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Emery, 1901e PDF: 63 (q.).
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1915c PDF: 271; Wheeler, 1922: 984; Arnold, 1924 PDF: 752; Emery, 1925d PDF: 133.

Taxon Page Images:

C robecchii subsp rhodesianus : photo by Philip Herbst, Prieska


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Forel 1907g

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in grassland, 2 times found in tropical dry forest, 1 times found in savannah woodland, 1 times found in Sclerocarya-Boscia-Acacia tortilis Open to Closed Woodland Mosaic, 1 times found in tropical moist forest, 1 times found in Kuruman Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in riparian vegetation (scrubland).

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on low vegetation, 1 times on fallen tree trunk, 1 times leaf litter, 1 times ex dead hanging twig.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times beating vegetation (2 hours), 2 times Hand collected, 1 times Pitfall trap, 1 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 1 times Winkler, 1 times beating vegetation (1 hour).

Elevations: collected from 35 - 1400 meters, 671 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus robecchii: casent0905426, casent0905427

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