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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) chromaiodes   Bolton, 1995 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus chromaiodes Bolton, 1995b: 92. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Replacement name for Camponotus ferrugineus (Fabricius, 1798). [Junior primary homonym of Formica ferruginea Christ, 1791.]
[Note: for earlier history of this taxon see under Camponotus ferrugineus (Fabricius, 1798).]

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The ferruginus carpenter ant Camponotus chromaiodes (Heath, Ohio). 

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

Distribution Notes:



Woodland, drier forest. Nests in and under stumps and fallen logs.


Camponotus chromaiodes is a large, rusty brown-orange carpenter spiecies. Head is charcoal black, thorax and legs are rusty brown or orange; sometimes barely noticeable, the gaster is also black with gold hairs lining segments. 

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 65 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in mixed mesic forest ravine, 0 times found in peripheral to cultivated cotton, 0 times found in in swamp, 20 times found in Pine Flatwoods, 18 times found in nest at base of Quercus sp., 15 times found in mixed forest, 0 times found in in redwood lumber shipped from CALIF. 9-10 months earlier, 10 times found in mixed Flatwoods Site 1, 8 times found in dead pine trees, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times leaf litter, 1 times litter, 1 times soil and leaf litter, 0 times litter†, 1 times gravel road in campground, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times ex decayed log, 1 times under large moss-covered log.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 94 times pitfall trap, 3 times malaise trap, 32 times Lindgren funnel, 20 times Lindgren funnel baited with Typosan, 11 times Berlese funnel, 10 times beating, 0 times blacklight trap, 0 times brown sugar yeast† trap, 1 times sweeping, 2 times blacklight, 3 times hotdog bait (Bar S brnad), ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 154 meters, 94 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1922-04-29 00:00:00.0 and 2022-05-29 00:00:00.0

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