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|Subspecies of Camponotus fallax: Wheeler, 1910i PDF: 230; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 558; of Camponotus caryae: Wheeler, 1917c PDF: 28; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 386.|
Natural History: In the above-mentioned prairie setting, C. discolor was nectaring at the glandular hairs on the petioles of Helianthus grosseserratus. Feeding habits are probably much like those of C. nearcticus. Alates of this species are probably reared in late summer and fall, but do not fly until the following May, but there are no collection data to verify this.
Found most commonly in these habitats: 5 times found in Live oak woodland, 2 times found in oak scrub, along creek bed, 2 times found in oak savanna, 1 times found in hickory/juniper woods, 2 times found in juniper woodland, 0 times found in Dune heath, 1 times found in juniper scrub, 0 times found in Acacia woodland, 1 times found in desert scrub, 0 times found in Oak-cedar forest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times nest in oak gall, 1 times nest in dead composit stalk, 1 times nest in dead oak branch, 1 times in live oak gall, 1 times in cynipid oak gall, 1 times foraging, 1 times foragers on Populus, 1 times efn Passiflora incarnata, 1 times attending leaf hooppers, 1 times on trunk of large oak by women's club.
Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times search, 2 times Dead branch, 3 times Dead oak gall, 1 times direct collection, 0 times On oak tree, 1 times ultraviolet light trap, 0 times Dead limb of hickory, 1 times Dead pecan branch, 1 times Hand, 1 times hand collecting, 1 times malaise trap, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1560 meters, 299 meters average