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Species: Camponotus herculeanus   (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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Camponotus herculeanus sachalinensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

1 subspecies

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

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.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: Canada, United States
Palearctic Region: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Distribution Notes:

Mostly Alpine SLO, above 1000 m alt.


Forests & alpine grasslands


no records during last 50 years

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus clarus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 11-12, (download) 11-12 3923
Camponotus herculeanus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 90-91, (download) 90-91 6175
Camponotus herculeanus   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 14, (download) 14 3994

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, 1 times found in subalpine forest, 1 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 3 times found in oak pine forest, 0 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times foragers, 3 times under dead wood, 4 times in dead wood, 2 times under stone, 2 times ex sifted litter, dead wood, 1 times nest in soft rotten wood on ground, 1 times in soil, 1 times ex rotten wood, 1 times combination of all ants collected for BioBlitz, 1 times nido tocón, 1 times nest in dead wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 37 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, 4 times Hand, 1 times Under wood, 2 times winkler, 0 times Stump, log stage 2, ...

Elevations: collected from 3 - 3810 meters, 2020 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus herculeanus whymperi: casent0909954

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