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Species: Camponotus piceus   (Leach, 1825) 

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See Also:

Camponotus piceus_cf_sp01, Camponotus piceus africanus, Camponotus piceus atricolor, Camponotus piceus candiotes, Camponotus piceus dusmeti, Camponotus piceus figaro, Camponotus piceus picea, Camponotus piceus piceus, Camponotus piceus rufa, Camponotus piceus sicheli, Camponotus piceus spissinodis africanus, Camponotus piceus spissinodis dusmeti

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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

Taxonomic history

Status as species: Emery, 1925e: 67; Karavaiev, 1927d: 277; Finzi, 1930d: 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.


Nearctic Region: Georgia
Palearctic Region: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Distribution Notes:

Centr. & S SLO, mostly in Submediterranean


Xerothermous open habitats

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 0 times found in burned maquis shrubland, 0 times found in old olive tree plantation, 0 times found in pine forest and roadsides, 0 times found in meadow, 1 times found in roadside edge, 1 times found in Mediterranean forest (Pinus, Castanea sativa, etc.), 1 times found in Ruderal, 1 times found in Ruderal among crops, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 0 times under stone, 0 times on shrubs, 2 times Foraging, 0 times single foragers, 0 times on tree, 1 times on low vegetation, 0 times on ground, 0 times on grass, 1 times Foraging on trees, 1 times Foraging on flower.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times search, 4 times Manual, 1 times by hand.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1952 meters, 436 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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