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Species: Camponotus blandus   (Smith, 1858) 

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See Also:

Camponotus blandus aequinotus, Camponotus blandus chacoanus, Camponotus blandus denudatus, Camponotus blandus mendozensis, Camponotus blandus pellitus semiceps, Camponotus blandus pronotalis, Camponotus blandus rosariensis chacoanus, Camponotus blandus rosariensis mendozensis, Camponotus blandus semiceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

3 subspecies

Formica blanda Smith, 1858a PDF: 43 (w.) BRAZIL. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


Costa Rica to Argentina. Costa Rica: seasonally dry areas of northwestern lowlands.


Natural History:

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.

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Wild, A. L., 2007:
Literature records: Central (Emery 1906).
Possible misidentification of C. pellitus or C. rosariensis .

Forel, A., 1908:
[[ worker ]]. Ile de Coco (Alfaro); evidemment importe avec les cultures.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in savanna, 1 times found in scrubby riparian vegetation, 1 times found in farm, 1 times found in agricultural/urban, 1 times found in coastal dry scrub

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 3 times search

Elevations: collected from 10 - 800 meters, 165 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus blandus: casent0903612

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