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Species: Camponotus (Myrmopiromis) niveosetosus   Mayr, 1862 

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Camponotus niveosetosus irredux

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Extant: 1 valid subspecies

Camponotus niveosetosus Mayr, 1862 PDF: 665 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Mayr, 1866b PDF: 885 (q.); Forel, 1891c PDF: 41 (s.); Arnold, 1922 PDF: 659 (m.).
Current subspecies: nominal plus C. n. irredux.

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Camponotus niveosetosus from Driekuilen Nature Reserve, Western Cape. October 2015. Photo by Peter Slingsby

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Camponotus foraminosus   Emery, C., 1886, Alcune formiche africane., Bollettino della Societa Entomologica Italiana 18, pp. 355-366: 358, (download) 358 3744
Camponotus niveosetosus   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: 41, (download) 41 3788
Camponotus niveosetosus   Forel, A., 1907, Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika., Ameisen von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika (Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903 - 1905 mitteln der Hermann und Elise geb. Heckmann Wentzel-Stiftung ausgeführt von Professor Dr. Alfred, pp. 75-92: 89, (download) 89 8171
Camponotus niveosetosus n. sp.  Mayr, G., 1862, Myrmecologische Studien., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 12, pp. 649-776: 665, (download) 665 4445
Camponotus niveosetosus   Mayr, G., 1866, Diagnosen neuer und wenig gekannter Formiciden., Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 16, pp. 885-908: 885-886, (download) 885-886 4366
Camponotus niveosetosus   Forel, A., 1891, Histoire naturelle des Hymenopteres. Deuxieme partie: Les Formicides., Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique de Madagascar., Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, pp. 1-231: 41-42, (download) 41-42 6734
Camponotus niveosetosus   Emery, C., 1877, Catalogo delle formiche esistenti nelle collezioni del Museo Civico di Genova. Parte prima. Formiche provenienti dall Viaggio dei signori Antinori, Beccari e Issel nel Mar Rosso e nel paese de, Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria (Genova) 9, pp. 363-381: 364, (download) 364 3735

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 34 times found in Grassland, 3 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos, 6 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos on sandstone, 5 times found in Renosterveld, 5 times found in Regenerated mesic montane fynbos flat land, 3 times found in fynbos, 4 times found in Pan periphery, 3 times found in Heavily grazed grassland, 1 times found in Fynbos - mesic montane fynbos - E facing slope, 3 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times leaf litter, 1 times under stone, 1 times sour grassland.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 61 times Pitfall trap, 15 times By Hand, 16 times Hand collected, 4 times Turning over rocks, 4 times Winkler, 3 times Malaise Trap, 2 times Nest, 2 times Pitfall trap, 3 week, 1 times Hand, 1 times Sweep, 1 times Winkler Bag, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 3000 meters, 1231 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1894-12-31 and 2018-11-19

Type specimens: Paratype: sam-ent-011897; syntype (?) of Camponotus niveosetosus: casent0915602; type of Camponotus niveosetosus: focol2949

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