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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) herculeanus

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica herculeana Linnaeus, 1758 PDF: 579 (q.) EUROPE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1861 PDF: 36; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 259.
Senior synonym of Camponotus atra, Camponotus intermedia: Nylander, 1846a PDF: 894; of Camponotus castanea: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 399; of Camponotus whymperi: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 367; of Camponotus nadigi: Yasumatsu & Brown, 1951: 30; of Camponotus montanus, Camponotus shitkowi: Emery, 1925d PDF: 72; Karavaiev, 1936: 178; Arnol'di, 1967 PDF: 1819; of Camponotus caucasicus: Arakelian, 1994 PDF: 85; of Camponotus eudokiae: Radchenko, 1997B PDF: 555.


Mostly Alpine SLO, above 1000 m alt.


Forests & alpine grasslands


no records during last 50 years

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1904:
Caucase septentrional, district Maikop, mont Bambak, 2 [[ queen ]], 30. VIII. 1894 (S. Prichodko!); Transcaucasie, Gouv. Kutais, Artvin, 1 [[ queen ]], 23. VI. 1888 (Derjugin!); Turkestan, Ferghana, fl. Kugart, 7000 ' h., 2 [[ queen ]], 5. VIII. 1895
Siberie de sudouest, Semireeje, Przevalsk, 1 [[ worker ]] (Kucenko!).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Spruce-fir forest, 1 times found in mixed montane forest, 1 times found in Aspen forest, 1 times found in Coniferous forest, 1 times found in Mixed Canyon forest, 1 times found in Spruce- tamarack forest, 2 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 1 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine forest, 2 times found in aspen grove, 3 times found in oak pine forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 33 times search, 1 times Log stage 3, 1 times Log stage 4, 1 times Log stage 2, 1 times Under rock, 1 times Under log, 1 times Log stage 5, 2 times Under wood, 2 times winkler, 1 times Log stage 5, stump, 1 times By hand during excavation of nest, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 3810 meters, 2069 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus herculeanus whymperi: casent0909954

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