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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) fragilis   Pergande, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus fragilis Pergande, 1893 PDF: 26 (s.w.) MEXICO (Baja California Sur). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Snelling, 2006 PDF: 89). Primary type locality: lectotype Mexico: San Fernando (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: CASC. Type notes: Original type data: syntype major and minor workers (numbers not stated, “many specimens”), Mexico: Baja California, San José del Cabo, and San Fernando (G. Eisen & C.D. Haines). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Lectotype designation: Snelling, 2006 PDF: 89.
Status as species: Forel, 1899b PDF: 133; Forel, 1901j PDF: 371; Snelling, 2006 PDF: 89 (redescription).
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Snelling (2006) treats California "Camponotus festinatus" as two different species: C. fragilis and C. absquatulator.


[“desert” festinatus]

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in mesquite/ironwood/acacia flats, 3 times found in mesquite bosque, 2 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 1 times found in Sonoran desert, 2 times found in heavily grazed clay-soil mesquite flats, 2 times found in acacia flats, 1 times found in oak foothills, 2 times found in developed suburb, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in grazed mesquite woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under rock, 2 times ground forager(s), 2 times under stone, 1 times nest beneath rock, 1 times under log, 1 times sidewalk curb, 1 times on ground, 1 times large group moving across ground, 1 times in/under rotten yucca trunk, 1 times in soil at edge of mesquite clump, 1 times ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collected, 1 times Search, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1960 meters, 1243 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1975-07-24 00:00:00.0 and 2017-02-11 00:00:00.0

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