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Species: Camponotus (Myrmentoma) gestroi   Emery, 1878 

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Camponotus gestroi ponariensis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus gestroi Emery, 1878b: 44, fig. (s.w.) ITALY (Sardinia). Palearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1894d PDF: 4 (q.m.); Emery, 1916a PDF: 160 (q.).
// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Asia: Iran
    Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus gestroi   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 51, (download) 51 3923
Camponotus gestroi   Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Alipanah, H., 2008, A preliminary checklist of the ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iran., Myrmecologische Nachrichten 11, pp. 151-159: 154, (download) 154 21820

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in oak forest, 2 times found in seashore with frygana and Pinus trees, 1 times found in frygana with limestone rocks, 1 times found in limestone gorge with Platanus trees, 1 times found in mountain pass, 1 times found in mountain plateau, 1 times found in old mountain village, 1 times found in pastures on the mountain plateau, 1 times found in abandoned gardens, 1 times found in pine grove, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 5 times on herbs, 4 times under stone, 2 times from herbs, 1 times ruderal grassland, 1 times on shrubs, 1 times on low vegetation, 1 times on leafs of Ficus tree, 1 times deciduous shrubs.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times by hand, 3 times Hand, 2 times sweep.

Elevations: collected from 4 - 2040 meters, 516 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1873-05-01 and 2014-06-25

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus gestroi: casent0905391, casent0905794; syntype of Camponotus gestroi creticus: casent0910430

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