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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) laevigatus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica laevigata Smith, 1858a PDF: 55 (w.q.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: lectotype worker (by designation of Mackay, 2019: 246). Type-locality: lectotype U.S.A.: California. Type-depository: lectotype BMNH. Type-specimen: CASENT0903603 (lectotype). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Mackay, 2019: 246.
[Misspelled as levigatus by Roger, 1863b PDF: 5; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 238, and others.]
[Misspelled as laevitatus by Borgmeier, 1927c PDF: 149.]
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 5.
Status as species: Mayr, 1863a PDF: 416; Roger, 1863b PDF: 5; Mayr, 1886c PDF: 356; Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 238; Emery, 1893k PDF: 671; Emery, 1896j PDF: 372 (in list); Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 327 (redescription); Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 571; Forel, 1914a PDF: 266; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 556; Emery, 1925d PDF: 75; Essig, 1926 PDF: 868; Cole, 1936a PDF: 39; Cole, 1942 PDF: 388; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 369; Smith, 1951c PDF: 840; Cole, 1954f PDF: 272; Smith, 1967a PDF: 366; Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 22; Yensen et al., 1977 PDF: 184; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1978b PDF: 392; Smith, 1979: 1426; Allred, 1982: 455; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 60; MacKay et al., 1988 PDF: 106; Blacker, 1992 PDF: 9; Bolton, 1995b: 107; Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 293; Hansen & Klotz, 2005: 83; Ward, 2005 PDF: 63; Mackay, 2019: 241 (redescription); Ward & Boudinot, 2021 10.3897/asp.79.e66978 PDF: 46.
[Note: Mackay, 2019: 241, records that “most of these (earlier) references are probably misidentifications of Camponotus laevissimus”.]
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 9 times found in Ponderosa pine forest, 8 times found in oak woodland, 7 times found in mixed coniferous forest, 4 times found in pine/oak woodland, 6 times found in Pinyon-cedar woodland, 5 times found in live-oak grassland, 3 times found in Mixed transition forest, 3 times found in dry, scrubby oak woodland, 2 times found in Oak-pinyon woodland, 2 times found in Quercus-Pinus-Pseudotsuga forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 6 times log stage 2, 2 times foragers on Quercus garryana at night, 5 times ex live oak tree, 3 times on tree trunk, 3 times log stage 3, 2 times in branch of live oak tree, 2 times ex deciduous (not live) oak- unusual, 2 times stump, log stage 3, 2 times rotting log, 1 times on oak trunk, nocturnal, 2 times log stage 4, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times hand collecting, 2 times direct collection, 3 times pitfall trap.

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3018 meters, 1550 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1922-05-11 00:00:00.0 and 2021-05-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus laevigatus: casent0903603



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