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Species: Camponotus nearcticus   Emery, 1893 

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Camponotus nearcticus_cf, Camponotus nearcticus decipiens

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2016)

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, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington

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, 0 times found in Poplar woodland, 0 times found in White rocks, 2 times found in mesic flatwoods, ...

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 strays, 1 times stray foragers on low vegetation, 1 times stray foragers on leaves of tree, 1 times nest bnth porch, 0 times foraging on wall, 1 times worker on tree trunk, 1 times under bark 30' up in longleaf pine coll. 130, ...

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 On tree trunk, 0 times In wood, 1 times under leaves on ground, 0 times Log stage 2, in solid wood, 0 times Dead tree, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2134 meters, 1021 meters average

Type specimens: Paratype: fmnhins0000107861; syntype of Camponotus nearcticus: casent0905401, casent0905402, casent0910417, casent0910418; syntype of Camponotus marginata minutus: casent0905403

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