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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) natalensis   (Smith, 1858) 

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See Also:

Camponotus natalensis corvus, Camponotus natalensis diabolus, Camponotus natalensis fulvipes, Camponotus natalensis politiceps

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Formica natalensis Smith, 1858a PDF: 33 (s.w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 2.
See also: Arnold, 1922 PDF: 652.
Current subspecies: nominal plus C. n. corvus, C. n. diabolus, C. n. fulvipes, C. n. politiceps.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 3 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 4 times found in Grassland - n/slope, 1 times found in mistbelt grassland, 1 times found in Grassland, 1 times found in hillside, 1 times found in montane rainforest, 1 times found in Forest - Indigenous, 1 times found in Forest - mistbelt.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under stone, 1 times old decaying trees.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times Pitfall trap, 2 times By Hand.

Elevations: collected from 59 - 1450 meters, 1094 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1914-05-24 and 2016-02-12

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus natalensis: casent0903521

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