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Species: Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) fulvopilosus   (De Geer, 1778) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Formica fulvopilosa De Geer, 1778 PDF: 613, pl. 45, figs. 13, 14 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: holotype (?) worker. Primary type locality: South Africa: Cape of Good Hope (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: MNHN ? Type notes: No indication of number of specimens is given. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Forel, 1879a PDF: 108 (s.); Forel, 1910e PDF: 25 (m.); Arnold, 1924 PDF: 737 (q.)
Combination in Camponotus: Mayr, 1862 PDF: 668.

Taxon Page Images:

Camponotus fulvopilosus. Salmanslaagte, Cederberg, South Africa; 15 June 2016. Photos by Philip Herbst; collections by Peter Slingsby

Camponotus fulvopilosus. Vaalleegte, Karoo, South Africa; 26 May 2017. Photo and collection by Philp Herbst

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Asia: India
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus fulvopilosus   Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 668, (download) 668 4445
Camponotus fulvopilosus   Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 356-357, (download) 356-357 3744
Camponotus fulvopilosus   Forel, A., 1886, Études myrmécologiques en 1886., Annales de la Societe Entomologique de Belgique 30, pp. 131-215: 62, (download) 62 3923
Camponotus fulvopilosus   Mayr, G., 1895, Afrikanische Formiciden., Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 10, pp. 124-154: 150, (download) 150 4387
Camponotus fulvopilosus   Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56: 40, (download) 40 3788

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 10 times found in Fynbos, 4 times found in Bushmanland Arid Grassland, 11 times found in Valley Bushland (goat trashed), 6 times found in Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland, 11 times found in Nama Karoo on dolerite soils, 4 times found in Namaqualand Blomveld, 6 times found in Valley Bushveld, 6 times found in Succulent Karoo on shale, 3 times found in Lower Gariep Alluvial Vegetation, 4 times found in Kathu Bushveld; Acacia erioloba woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 15 times Foraging, 1 times under stone, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 123 times Pitfall trap, 26 times Hand collected, 28 times By Hand, 10 times Pitfall trap, 5 days, 10 times Yellow Pan Trap, 10 times E-trap, 1 times pooter, 6 times Sweeping, 5 times Turning over rocks, 5 times A-trap, 5 times C-Trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 12 - 2000 meters, 862 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1876-12-30 00:00:00.0 and 2019-10-14 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011896; syntype of Camponotus fulvopilosus detritoides: casent0910452, casent0910453; syntype of Camponotus fulvopilosus flavopilosus: casent0905418; type of Camponotus fulvopilosus flavopilosus: focol2951

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