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Species: Camponotus decipiens   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Camponotus marginatus var. decipiens Emery, 1893k PDF: 676 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1910i PDF: 227 (s.w.q.m.).
Junior synonym of Camponotus nearcticus: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 388.
Revived from synonymy, raised to species and senior synonym of Camponotus rasilis: Snelling, 1988 PDF: 66.


   (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists)
Nearctic Region: United States
Neotropical Region: Mexico

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in log w/myrmecine ants, 1 times found in hardwood thicket, 1 times found in Mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Live oak woodland, 2 times found in scrub and hammock, 1 times found in riparian woodland, 0 times found in Mesquite- acacia woodland, 1 times found in oak woodland, 0 times found in Palm- hardwood forest, 1 times found in mesquite and Celtis(?) scrub, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times ex dead branch, 2 times in dead branch of xanthoxylon clavis-hercules, 2 times nest in dead oak branch, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times strays on trees, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times on my arm, 1 times Longino residence, in dead branches of Prunus., 1 times in dead vine on large oak.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times direct collection, 1 times hand collecting, 2 times in wood, 4 times search, 0 times beating vegetation, 0 times sweep net, 0 times dead branch, 0 times Live Oak Tank, 0 times On live oak, 0 times on live tree, 0 times UV light, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 795 meters, 263 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus decipiens: casent0905404

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