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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) vagus   (Scopoli, 1763) 

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See Also:

Camponotus vagus ifranensis, Camponotus vagus kodorica

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

1 subspecies

Formica vaga Scopoli, 1763: 312 (w.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1802a: 96 (w.q.m.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 1; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266.
[Misspelled as Camponotus vagans: Emery, 1891c: 20.].
Revived status as species: Ruzsky, 1905b: 241; Forel, 1915d: 68; Emery, 1916a PDF: 225; Emery, 1920b PDF: 255; Finzi, 1924a PDF: 14; Karavaiev, 1927d: 275; Finzi, 1930d: 317; Santschi, 1931a: 11; Stitz, 1939: 246.
See also: Yasumatsu & Brown, 1951: 31; Arnol'di & Dlussky, 1978: 551; Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 214.
Senior synonym of Camponotus pubescens: Olivier, 1792: 492; Emery, 1891c: 20; Forel, 1892j PDF: 306; of Camponotus fuscoptera: Latreille, 1802a: 96; of Camponotus kodorica: Radchenko, 1997B PDF: 558.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus vagus ifranensis.


Throughout SLO


Mostly open forests and forest edges, nests in dead wood


(Dutch vernacular name: zwarte reuzenmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1904:
Caucase septentrional, Region de Kuban, Stat. Armavir, 1 [[ queen ]], VII. 1894 (Grum-Grzimajlo!).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 1 times found in old field, 0 times found in Anthropogenic, 0 times found in coniferous forest, 1 times found in from sand dunes, 0 times found in mountain pastures with limestone rocks

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 0 times Manual catch

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1400 meters, 722 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus vagus kodorica: casent0909957

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