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Species: Camponotus americanus   Mayr, 1862 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Camponotus americanus Mayr, 1862 PDF: 661 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus (Camponotus): Emery, 1925d PDF: 74.
Junior synonym of Camponotus castaneus: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Camponotus castaneus: Emery, 1893k PDF: 674; Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 117; Wheeler, 1917k PDF: 465; Wheeler, 1932a PDF: 13.
Revived status as species and senior synonym of Camponotus rufinasis: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 365.
See also: Eisner & Wilson, 1952 PDF: 47.




Prairie and woodland. Nests in soil. Foraging nocturnal or in cool, cloudy conditions.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in forest margin, Old-hickory forest, 4 times found in hardwood-dominated forest, 0 times found in Oak-hickory forest, 2 times found in mixed hardwood/evergreen woodland, 1 times found in deciduous forest, 1 times found in rocky hardwood forest, 1 times found in manicured university campus, 1 times found in rocky hardwood/evergreen grassy woodland, 1 times found in maple-dominated hardwood woodland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Under rock, 2 times bait trap, 2 times hand collecting, 0 times Under rotting wood, 1 times flight intercept trap, 0 times Log stage 3

Elevations: collected from 112 - 945 meters, 390 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus castaneus rufinasis: casent0911613, casent0911614

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