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|Combination in Camponotus (Myrmamblys): Forel, 1912j PDF: 90; in Camponotus (Neomyrmamblys): Santschi, 1921f PDF: 311; in Camponotus (Myrmaphaenus): Emery, 1925d PDF: 156.|
|Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus novogranadensis modestior.|
Honduras to southern Brazil. Costa Rica: in open and disturbed habitats throughout country, upper elevation limit 800 to 1100m, depending on local topography.
This is an extremely common species in human altered landscapes throughout Costa Rica, in lowland to mid-elevation sites. It can be found in city parks in San Jose (the capital city), landscaped areas around hotels, coffee farms in Heredia, second growth vegetation and primary forest edge at La Selva and other lowland rainforest sites, seasonally dry habitats of Guanacaste Province, and in mangrove and other coastal habitats on both coasts. At La Selva it may also occur in the canopy of primary forest. Foragers are diurnal and very common on low vegetation. It is an opportunistic cavity nester. I have found nests in myrmecophytes (Cordia alliodora, Cecropia spp., and Triplaris melaenodendron), other live stems, and in dead branches of various sizes.
Mayr, G. 1870. Formicidae novogranadenses. Sitzungsber. K. Wiss. Math.-Naturwiss. Classe 61:370-417.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 42 times found in montane wet forest, 4 times found in CCL 840M, 15 times found in tropical moist forest, 13 times found in 2º lowland rainforest, 11 times found in lowland wet forest, 10 times found in 2º wet forest, 2 times found in CCL 400M, 1 times found in CCL 237, east 3m, 3 times found in CCL 400, 5 times found in tropical rainforest, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 39 times Fogging, 44 times Malaise, 31 times search, 29 times Beating, 14 times Sweeping, 14 times Baiting, 10 times MiniWinkler, 6 times flight intercept trap, 3 times MaxiWinkler, 1 times Blacklight, 0 times Dead branch of Royal poinciana, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1445 meters, 276 meters average
Type specimens: Lectotype Camponotus novogranadensis: casent0915797