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Species: Camponotus vagus   (Scopoli, 1763) 

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Camponotus vagus ifranensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Formica vaga Scopoli, 1763: 312 (w.) AUSTRIA. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Latreille, 1802a: 96 (w.q.m.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 1; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266.
[Misspelled as Camponotus vagans: Emery, 1891c: 20.].
Revived status as species: Ruzsky, 1905b: 241; Forel, 1915d: 68; Emery, 1916a PDF: 225; Emery, 1920b PDF: 255; Finzi, 1924a PDF: 14; Karavaiev, 1927d: 275; Finzi, 1930d PDF: 317; Santschi, 1931a: 11; Stitz, 1939: 246.
Senior synonym of Camponotus pubescens: Olivier, 1792: 492; Emery, 1891c: 20; Forel, 1892j PDF: 306; of Camponotus fuscoptera: Latreille, 1802a: 96; of Camponotus kodorica: Radchenko, 1997B PDF: 558.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus vagus ifranensis.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
  Native to (according to species list records):
    Palearctic bioregion

Distribution Notes:

Throughout SLO


Mostly open forests and forest edges, nests in dead wood


(Dutch vernacular name: zwarte reuzenmier)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus vagus   Forel, A., 1904, Note sur les fourmis du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences à St. Pétersbourg., Yezhegodnik Zoologicheskogo Muzeya Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk 8, pp. 368-388: 13, (download) 13 3994
Camponotus vagus   Collingwood, C. A., 1979, The Formicidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark., Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 8, pp. 1-174: 90, (download) 90 6175

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in deciduous forest, 2 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 1 times found in Ruderal, 1 times found in Urban Garden, 1 times found in coniferous forest, 1 times found in forest edge, 1 times found in from sand dunes, 1 times found in garden, 1 times found in Mediterranean forest (Pinus, Castanea sativa, etc.), 1 times found in mountain pastures with limestone rocks, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times on ground, 1 times Preying on dead lizzard, 2 times on a fallen tree trunk, 2 times Foraging, 1 times under stone, 1 times on wood, 1 times on trunk of coniferous tree, 1 times on trunk, 1 times ground forager(s), 1 times Forrajeando, 1 times foraging near wall, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 6 times Hand, 2 times search, 1 times Manual catch.

Elevations: collected from 2 - 1400 meters, 604 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus vagus kodorica: casent0909957

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