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Species: Camponotus castaneus   (Latreille, 1802) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Formica castanea Latreille, 1802a: 118, pl. 3, figs. 11, 12 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 321 (s.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 6; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266; in Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex): Creighton, 1950a PDF: 375.
Senior synonym of Camponotus mellea (and its junior synonym Camponotus clarus): Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420; Forel, 1886h PDF: 141.




Woodland, upland forest


The placement of this species in Tanaemyrmex is somewhat doubtful, as it appears much closer to Camponotus, especially C. americanus. Indeed, the status of the traditional Camponotus subgenera needs careful, worldwide revision.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 4 times found in hardwood-dominated forest, 3 times found in disturbed young hardwood forest, 3 times found in evergreen-dominated mixed forest, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 3 times found in maple-dominated forest, 2 times found in Suburban with wide-spaced, 2 times found in hardwood/evergreen forest, 2 times found in mixed hardwood woodland, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 5 times Search, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times Log stage 5, 1 times Pitfall, 1 times under fallen log, 0 times Under log, 1 times under rock, 1 times at light, 1 times at ultraviolet light, 0 times In rotting log

Elevations: collected from 5 - 320 meters, 159 meters average

Type specimens:

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