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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) herculeanus   (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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See Also:

Camponotus herculeanus altaica, Camponotus herculeanus caucasicus, Camponotus herculeanus coreanus, Camponotus herculeanus eudokiae, Camponotus herculeanus herculeanopennsylvanicus, Camponotus herculeanus intermedius, Camponotus herculeanus jacuticus, Camponotus herculeanus jeholensis, Camponotus herculeanus koreanus, Camponotus herculeanus mahican, Camponotus herculeanus montanus, Camponotus herculeanus nadigi, Camponotus herculeanus rubens, Camponotus herculeanus saxatileaterrimmus, Camponotus herculeanus shitkowi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

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: 0 times found in Spruce-fir forest, 0 times found in mixed montane forest, 0 times found in Aspen forest, 0 times found in Spruce- tamarack forest, 0 times found in Coniferous forest, 0 times found in Mixed Canyon forest, 0 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine forest, 1 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 3 times found in oak pine forest, 3 times found in small pine stand in grassland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 34 times search, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times Log stage 4, 0 times Log stage 2, 0 times Under rock, 0 times Under log, 0 times Log stage 5, 1 times Under wood, 2 times winkler, 1 times Davis sifter, 0 times In rotting wood, ...

Elevations: collected from 30 - 3810 meters, 2056 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus herculeanus whymperi: casent0909954

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