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Species: Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica pensylvanica De Geer, 1773: 603, pl. 31, figs. 9, 10 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

[Spelling justifiably emended to Camponotus pennsylvanica: Buckley, 1866 PDF: 155.].
Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 666; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266.
Senior synonym of Camponotus semipunctata: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420; of Camponotus herculeanopennsylvanicus (and its junior synonym Camponotus mahican): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 367.

See Also:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus pennsylvanicopubescens

Taxon Page Images:

The eastern black carpenter ant Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Urbana, Illinois).
Image copyright Alex Wild.

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA (MA) Southern Canada S. to Gulf Coast States (excluding pennisular Florida) W. to central TX and N. to Dakota

Biology:

Woodland, forest (including floodplain forest canopy), parks, campuses. Nests in dead wood of living trees. Forages on trees and on ground day and night, more abundantly at night.

Taxon Page Author History

On 2012-04-20 16:18:02 Alex Wild modified Images
On 2012-04-20 16:15:24 Alex Wild modified Images

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Mixed Hardwood Forest, 3 times found in oak area, 2 times found in oak grove, 0 times found in Mixed lowland forest, 1 times found in mixed beech buttress log mold & tree hole, 0 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 0 times found in Douglas fir forest, 0 times found in Douglas fir-aspen forest, 0 times found in Spruce-fir forest, 0 times found in Mixed montane forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 1 times on silver poplar tree (Populus alba), 7 times bait trap, 14 times Search, 0 times Log stage 4, 2 times under bark of log, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times Log stage 2, 0 times Under rock, 0 times Log stage 5, 0 times Under log, 0 times Under wood, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 3962 meters, 1482 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)



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