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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) aethiops   (Latreille, 1798) 

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See Also:

Camponotus aethiops cachmiriensis, Camponotus aethiops concava, Camponotus aethiops escherichi, Camponotus aethiops glaber, Camponotus aethiops sylvaticoides

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

2 subspecies

Formica aethiops Latreille, 1798: 35 (w.q.m.) FRANCE. Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history


Centr. & S SLO, mostly in Submediterranean


Xerothermous open habitats, nesting in soil

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Forel, A., 1886:
( aethiops a pattes et antennes rougeatres) [[ worker ]] et [[ queen ]]. — Crimee, recolte par M. Jaeger, expert Suisse pour les vignes phylloxerees. Le C. sylvaticus de Mayr (Europ. Formic.) n'est pas le vrai sylvaticus , mais le sylvaticoaethiops .

Forel, A., 1890:
[[worker]] L. 7 à 14 mill. Tête et thorax mats. Abdomen souvent subopaque. Écaille , tibias et partie inférieurepostérieure du thorax d'un brun rougeâtre . Hanches et cuisses rou-geâtres . Tout le reste d'un brun foncé . Chez les [[worker]] minor et media souvent le thorax entièrement d'un brun rougeâtre .
[[queen]] L. 13 à 15 mill.
Carthage, Soussa, Gabès . En général plaine tunisienne, dans la région des figuiers de Barbarie, des oliviers et même des dattiers, au pied des arbres dans les racines, sous les pierres.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 0 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in pine forest, 0 times found in coniferous forest, 0 times found in mountain deciduous forest, 1 times found in oak woodland, 0 times found in mountain pass, 0 times found in pine forest and roadsides, 0 times found in mountain pastures with limestone rocks, 0 times found in roadsides, 0 times found in mountain plateau, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times by hand

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1880 meters, 615 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus maculatus aethiops sylvaticoides: casent0910190, casent0910191; syntype of Camponotus rubripes aethiops concavus: casent0910188, casent0910189; syntype of Camponotus rubripes aethiops concavus: casent0905345

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