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Species: Camponotus caryae   (Fitch, 1855) 

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See Also:

Camponotus caryae pardus, Camponotus caryae tanquaryi

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Formica caryae Fitch, 1855: 855 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Revived from synonymy: Wheeler, 1917c PDF: 28.
Material of the unavailable name Camponotus cnemidatus referred here: Smith, 1940b PDF: 139.
See also: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 385; Snelling, 1988 PDF: 60.
Current subspecies: nominal plus Camponotus caryae kamensis.




Woodland, forest (including floodplain), parks, campuses. Nests in dead wood of living trees. Forages on trees day and night, but more abundantly at night.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Live oak woodland, 0 times found in Dune heath, 1 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Oak-cedar forest, 0 times found in Oak-hickory woodland, 0 times found in Oak-pine-cedar forest, 1 times found in pinr-fir-spruce forest, 0 times found in Acacia woodland, 0 times found in Cottonwood grove, 0 times found in Mixed deciduous forest

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 2 times Dead branch, 3 times Dead oak gall, 0 times Rotting wood of black pine, 1 times Termite gallery in sumac, 0 times Dead limb of hickory, 1 times Dead pecan branch, 0 times Dry oak log, with termites, 0 times In frame of house, 0 times In house, 0 times On oak tree

Elevations: collected from 61 - 537 meters, 196 meters average

Type specimens:

(-1 examples)

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