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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) castaneus   (Latreille, 1802) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2014)

Formica castanea Latreille, 1802a: 118, pl. 3, figs. 11, 12 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 321 (s.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 6; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266; in Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 375.
Senior synonym of Camponotus mellea (and its junior synonym Camponotus clarus): Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420; Forel, 1886h PDF: 141.

Distribution:

NEARCTIC: USA (MA, NY, FL, OK, TX, IA)

Biology:

Woodland, upland forest

Notes:

The placement of this species in Tanaemyrmex is somewhat doubtful, as it appears much closer to Camponotus, especially C. americanus. Indeed, the status of the traditional Camponotus subgenera needs careful, worldwide revision.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1904:
America borealis, 1 [[ worker ]] (coll. Sivers).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 4 times found in hardwood-dominated forest, 3 times found in disturbed young hardwood forest, 3 times found in evergreen-dominated mixed forest, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 3 times found in maple-dominated forest, 2 times found in Suburban with wide-spaced, 2 times found in mixed forest, 2 times found in hardwood/evergreen forest, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 5 times Search, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times Log stage 5, 0 times In rotting log, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times under fallen log, 0 times Under log, 1 times under rock, 1 times at light, 1 times at ultraviolet light

Elevations: collected from 5 - 320 meters, 160 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)



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