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Species: Camponotus laevigatus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Formica laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 55 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 5; in Camponotus (Camponotus): Forel, 1914a PDF: 266.
See also: Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420.


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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 0 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 0 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 5 times found in conifer forest, 1 times found in clearcut, 1 times found in Pine forest ectone w/ oak scrub, 2 times found in pine/fir forest, 1 times found in Abies forest, 1 times found in oak savanna, 1 times found in mixed forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under bark of stump, 1 times on bark of downed pine, 1 times ex dead conifer log, 1 times stray workers, 1 times nest in rotten wood, 2 times nest in dead wood, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times ex dead log douglas fir, 1 times under log, 2 times strays, 1 times stray foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 21 times Search, 8 times hand collecting, 0 times Log stage 2, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times Stump, log stage 3, 0 times log stage 4, 2 times 15 pitfall traps installed in a 5 by 3 grid, 5 m between each trap, 0 times rotting log, 0 times Log stage 2-3, 0 times stump, log stage 2, 0 times Log stage 3-4, ...

Elevations: collected from 15 - 3018 meters, 1510 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus laevigatus: casent0903603

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