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Species: Camponotus piceus   (Leach, 1825) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Formica picea Leach, 1825 PDF: 292 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Emery, 1925e PDF: 67; Karavaiev, 1927d: 277; Finzi, 1930d PDF: 318; Kutter, 1977c: 207.
Senior synonym of Camponotus foveolata (and its junior synonym Camponotus ebeninus): Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 238; Ruzsky, 1905b: 255; Kutter, 1977c: 207; of Camponotus atricolor (and its junior synonym Camponotus rectus), Camponotus foveolata, Camponotus merula: Atanassov & Dlussky, 1992: 222; Radchenko, 2007 PDF: 37; of Camponotus ebneri, Camponotus nitidescens: Radchenko, 1997C: 706.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Morocco
    Asia: Iran, Lebanon
    Europe: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Centr. & S SLO, mostly in Submediterranean


Xerothermous open habitats

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in deciduous forest, 3 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 2 times found in Encinar (Dehesa), 1 times found in Encinar aclarado, 2 times found in old olive tree plantation, 1 times found in Acer & Olive trees, 2 times found in garden, 2 times found in burned maquis shrubland, 1 times found in Mountainous area, near a barrier, 1 times found in Ruderal, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 23 times under stone, 4 times nbp, 3 times on shrubs, 2 times on ground, 1 times Foraging on trees, 2 times Foraging, 2 times Sobre encina, 1 times on grass, 1 times meadow, 1 times ground (-5-0 cm), 1 times Forrajeando, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 14 times Hand, 11 times search, 1 times by hand, 1 times pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1952 meters, 444 meters average

Type specimens: Lectotype of Formica foveolata: casent0915597; syntype of Camponotus lateralis ebneri: casent0915596; syntype of Camponotus kiesenwetteri nitidescens: casent0910437, casent0910438

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