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Species: Camponotus robustus   Roger, 1863 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus robustus Roger, 1863a PDF: 135 (w.) MADAGASCAR. Malagasy. Primary type information: Madagascar, coll. Humblot; CASENT0101390; MHNG. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1891c PDF: 54 (s.).


  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 robustus   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: 54-56, (download) 54-56 6734
Camponotus robustus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 57, (download) 57 3923
Camponotus robustus nov. sp.  Roger, J., 1863, Die neu aufgeführten Gattungen und Arten meines Formiciden-Verzeichnisses, nebst Ergänzung einiger früher gegeben Beschreibungen., Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift 7, pp. 131-214: 135-136, (download) 135-136 4101

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 23 times found in littoral rainforest, 19 times found in rainforest, 5 times found in Littoral Low Alt Rain Forest, 1 times found in in sandy forest, 1 times found in Pandanus marsh.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 9 times ex rotten log, 8 times ground forager(s), 4 times ex rotting tree stump, 7 times on low vegetation, 4 times ex dead branch above ground, 2 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 2 times canopy, 1 times ex rot pocket above ground, 1 times arboreal forager.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Malaise, 1 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, 2 times beating low vegetation, 1 times Malaise trap, 4 traps, 1 times Malaise, 2 traps, 1 times 9 Maxi winklers, 1 times 9 maxi winks, 1 times arboreal collecting, 1 times ex yellow pan trap.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1343 meters, 156 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Camponotus robustus: casent0101390; paralectotype of Camponotus robustus: casent0104621, casent0104622

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