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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) herculeanus   (Linnaeus, 1758) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
    Asia: Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Palearctic

Distribution Notes:

Mostly Alpine SLO, above 1000 m alt.


Forests & alpine grasslands


no records during last 50 years

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus clarus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 11-12, (download) 11-12 3923
Camponotus herculeanus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 90-91, (download) 90-91 6175
Camponotus herculeanus   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 14, (download) 14 3994

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 33 times found in Spruce-fir forest, 17 times found in mixed montane forest, 15 times found in Aspen forest, 14 times found in Spruce- tamarack forest, 12 times found in coniferous forest, 10 times found in Mixed Canyon forest, 6 times found in conifer forest, 5 times found in subalpine forest, 6 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 6 times found in Aspen-lodgepole pine forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 28 times log stage 3, 17 times log stage 4, 12 times log stage 2, 5 times foragers, 5 times in dead wood, 8 times under rock, 3 times under dead wood, 3 times under stone, 6 times under log, 5 times log stage 5, 2 times ex sifted litter, dead wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 51 times search, 4 times Hand, 2 times winkler, 2 times Manual catch, 1 times Davis sifter, 1 times mixed.

Elevations: collected from 8 - 3810 meters, 2004 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1900-11-30 and 2019-07-20

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus herculeanus jacutica: casent0917141, casent0917142; syntype of Camponotus herculeanus whymperi: casent0909954; syntype of Camponotus sachalinensis: casent0909955

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