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Species: Camponotus aethiops   (Latreille, 1798) 

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See Also:

Camponotus aethiops_cf, Camponotus aethiops cachmiriensis, Camponotus aethiops escherichi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

2 subspecies

Formica aethiops Latreille, 1798: 35 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history


Indomalaya Region: Asia, Southern Asia
Palearctic Region: Albania, Alicante, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, Burgas, Central Asia, China, Crete, Croatia, Czech Republic, Eastern Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, France, Fārs, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ionía Nísia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kentrikí Makedonía, Liguria, Macedonia, Madrid, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Peloponnísos, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Southern Europe, Spain, Stereá Elláda, Switzerland, Thessalía, Toscana, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Umbria, Vidin, Voreío Aigaío, Western Asia, Western Europe

Distribution Notes:

Centr. & S SLO, mostly in Submediterranean


Xerothermous open habitats, nesting in soil

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in pine forest, 0 times found in coniferous forest, 3 times found in Disturbed Mediterranean Forest, 3 times found in Ruderal, 3 times found in Bosque pinos/eucaliptos, 1 times found in Parque, 1 times found in Parque urbano descuidado, 1 times found in Acer & Olive trees, 2 times found in Pinar, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 5 times nbp, 5 times Foraging, 2 times Nido, 4 times Bajo piedra, 3 times Nest under stone, 1 times Forrajeando, 1 times Foraging on trees, 1 times Camino, 1 times Nido bajo piedra, 1 times Nest open in soil, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 28 times Hand, 0 times search, 2 times by hand, 1 times Net, 1 times Pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 1880 meters, 548 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus maculatus aethiops sylvaticoides: casent0910190, casent0910191; syntype of Camponotus rubripes aethiops concavus: casent0910188, casent0910189; syntype of Camponotus rubripes aethiops concavus: casent0905345

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