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Species: Camponotus blandus

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

3 subspecies

Formica blanda Smith, 1858a PDF: 43 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Distribution:

Costa Rica to Argentina. Costa Rica: seasonally dry areas of northwestern lowlands.

Biology:

Natural History:

In Costa Rica, this species appears to be an inhabitant of open, disturbed areas in the seasonally dry areas of northwestern Costa Rica. I know it from two collections of foragers, one from a city park in the middle of Liberia, and one from sweepnetting scrubby roadside vegetation along the road to Monteverde, near the PanAmerican highway. I have never seen a nest.

References:

Smith, F. 1858. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wild, A. L., 2007:
Literature records: Central (Emery 1906).
Possible misidentification of C. pellitus or C. rosariensis .

Forel, A., 1908:
[[ worker ]]. Ile de Coco (Alfaro); evidemment importe avec les cultures.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in savanna, 1 times found in scrubby riparian vegetation, 1 times found in farm, 1 times found in agricultural/urban, 1 times found in coastal dry scrub

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times search

Elevations: collected from 10 - 800 meters, 165 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus blandus: casent0903612

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