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Species: Camponotus nearcticus   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2018)

Camponotus marginatus var. nearcticus Emery, 1893k PDF: 675 (w.q.) U.S.A. Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Junior synonym of Camponotus caryae: Wheeler, 1917c PDF: 27.
Revived from synonymy as subspecies of Camponotus caryae: Buren, 1944a PDF: 294.
Raised to species: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 388; Smith, 1951c: 845.
Senior synonym of Camponotus minutus, Camponotus pardus, Camponotus tanquaryi: Creighton, 1950a PDF: 388.
See also: Snelling, 1988 PDF: 70.


Nearctic Region: Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas

Distribution Notes:



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: 4 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 3 times found in urban area, 2 times found in riparian mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in Black oak dunes, 1 times found in suburban sidewalk, 0 times found in Cypress swamp, 1 times found in palmetto prairie, 2 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in Oak-hickory woodland, 0 times found in Beech-maple forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times on sidewalk, 1 times nest in dead pine branch, 1 times in building, 1 times nest in dead, standing wood, 1 times nest bnth porch, 1 times strays, 1 times stray foragers on low vegetation, 1 times stray foragers on leaves of tree, 1 times on tree trunk(s), 1 times in wood, 1 times in dead twig of living pinus clausa, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 9 times search, 1 times under bark of tree, 6 times hand collecting, 0 times Log stage 2, 0 times Log stage 4, 0 times Log stage 3, 0 times direct collection, 0 times On tree trunk, 1 times under leaves on ground, 0 times Log stage 2, in solid wood, 0 times Dead tree, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2134 meters, 1005 meters average

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus nearcticus: casent0905401, casent0905402, casent0910417, casent0910418; syntype of Camponotus marginata minutus: casent0905403

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