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Species: Camponotus novaeboracensis   (Fitch, 1855) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2017)

Formica novaeboracensis Fitch, 1855: 766 (w.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 340 (s.w.q.m.); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1953e PDF: 182 (l.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 6; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Emery, 1925d PDF: 72.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Camponotus ligniperda: Forel, 1899B: 130.
Revived status as species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 369.


Nearctic Region: Alberta, British Columbia, Canada, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York, North America, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, United States, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin
Neotropical Region: Americas

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in Cottonwood-willow forest, 0 times found in Tamarack bog, 1 times found in Aspen forest, 1 times found in rocky coastal barrens, 0 times found in Forest margin, 0 times found in Mixed transition forest, 0 times found in Pasture, 0 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Aspen-oak forest, 0 times found in Beech-maple forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex rotten log, 0 times foraging on the forest floor, 1 times colony under deck, 1 times Asclepias syriaca, 10AM fair 74F, tending Aphis asclepiadis #10068 on youngest leaves & developing pod, 1 times Asclepias hirtella, 10AM fair 70F, tending Aphis asclepiadis #10964 on peduncles & pedicels.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 0 times Log stage 4, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times Log stage 2, 0 times Pine log, 0 times Stump, log stage 2, 0 times Under wood, 0 times Log stage 2-3, 1 times 40W BL (moth) trap, 50 males in trap in am of 9 June 2017, 0 times Black oak log, 0 times Log stage 5, 0 times Dead stick, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2743 meters, 1316 meters average

Type specimens:

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