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Costa Rica to Argentina. Costa Rica: seasonally dry areas of northwestern lowlands.
In Costa Rica, this species appears to be an inhabitant of open, disturbed areas in the seasonally dry areas of northwestern Costa Rica. I know it from two collections of foragers, one from a city park in the middle of Liberia, and one from sweepnetting scrubby roadside vegetation along the road to Monteverde, near the PanAmerican highway. I have never seen a nest.
Smith, F. 1858. Catalogue of hymenopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part VI. Formicidae. London: British Museum, 216 pp.
|Camponotus blandus||Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55: 41, (download)||41||21367|
|Camponotus blandus||Forel, A., 1908, Fourmis de Costa-Rica, récoltées par M. Paul Biolley., Bulletin de la Societe Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 44, pp. 35-72: 72, (download)||72||4014|
Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in savanna, 1 times found in farm, 1 times found in scrubby riparian vegetation, 1 times found in agricultural/urban, 1 times found in coastal dry scrub.
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times Sweep sample of roadside vegetation., 1 times on ground, 1 times on cashew, 1 times general collecting, 1 times City park. Strays., 1 times foragers on ground.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search.
Elevations: collected from 10 - 800 meters, 165 meters average
Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus blandus: casent0903612