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Species: Camponotus (Myrmentoma) essigi   Smith, 1923 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Camponotus caryae var. essigi Smith, 1923b PDF: 306 (s.w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 387.
See also: Smith, 1951c PDF: 844; Snelling, 1988 PDF: 68.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in oak woodland, 4 times found in pine/fir woodland, 7 times found in chaparral, 5 times found in pine/oak woodland, 1 times found in oak/douglas fir forest, 1 times found in small clump of Acer grandidentatum and Quercus gambelii in dry ravine, surrounded by open grassland/sagebrush., 3 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 2 times found in pine-fir forest, 1 times found in pine-oak woodland, 1 times found in conifer forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times ground foragers, 1 times nest in rotten log, 1 times ex small rotten Quercus branch, 5 times on low vegetation, 5 times on Arctostaphylos, 2 times nest in dead wood, 1 times nest in base dead branch, 4 times foragers on Arctostaphylos, 1 times nest in Pinus ponderosa log, 1 times foragers on Pseudotsuga menziesii, 1 times nest under rock, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 32 times hand collecting, 7 times search, 6 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 3 times direct collection, 2 times ex. via beating shrubs, 3 times collected from house, 2 times pitfall trap, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times beating vegetation, 1 times trap nest, 1 times beating vegetation (2 hours), ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2100 meters, 983 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: fmnhins0000062696; Paratype: fmnhins0000083059, fmnhins0000083060, fmnhins0000083061, fmnhins0000083062; Paratype, Paratype: fmnhins0000077027

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