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Species: Camponotus decipiens   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Camponotus marginatus var. decipiens Emery, 1893k PDF: 676 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1910i PDF: 227 (s.w.q.m.).
Junior synonym of Camponotus nearcticus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 388.
Revived from synonymy, raised to species and senior synonym of Camponotus rasilis: Snelling, 1988 PDF: 66.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in in house, 11 times found in crawling on exterior walls of brick home, 9 times found in in old nest of Trypoxylon sp. (mud dauber) on Adventure Island, 0 times found in in rotting stick, 8 times found in nest in dead Berchemia scandens on ground, 1 times found in oak-hickory forest, Black Belt Prairie, 2 times found in log w/myrmecine ants, 1 times found in hardwood thicket, 5 times found in Live oak woodland, 5 times found in Black Belt Prairie, nesting in branches of Fraxinus sp., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times in wood, 1 times ex dead branch, 2 times in dead branch of xanthoxylon clavis-hercules, 2 times nest in dead oak branch, 1 times ex rotten log, 2 times dead branch, 1 times strays on trees, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on my arm, 1 times on live tree, 1 times on live oak, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 23 times Lindgren Funnel baited with Typosan†, 17 times Lindgren Funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 17 times direct collection, 2 times malaise trap, 13 times Lindgren funnel, 7 times beating, 7 times Lindgren Funnel baited with†alpha pinene, 1 times hand collecting, 6 times Lindgren funnel†, 5 times Lindgren Funnel baited with alpha pinene, 4 times search, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2750 meters, 506 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus decipiens: casent0905404

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