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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) semitestaceus   Snelling, 1970 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) semitestaceus Snelling, 1970 PDF: 396 (w.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[First available use of Camponotus maculatus vicinus semitestaceus Emery, 1893; unavailable (infrasubspecific) name.]
As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896j PDF: 371 (in list); Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 304; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 571; Wheeler, 1917a PDF: 559; Emery, 1925d PDF: 75; Essig, 1926 PDF: 868; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 377; Smith, 1951c PDF: 842.
Material referred to Camponotus maccooki by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 377; Smith, 1958c PDF: 144.
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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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 23 times found in chaparral, 17 times found in oak woodland, 5 times found in grassland, 10 times found in pine/oak woodland, 6 times found in coastal scrub, 5 times found in on swimming pool surface, 4 times found in sagebrush, 6 times found in chapparal, 5 times found in chaparral on serpentine, 3 times found in sagebrush-riparian vegetation, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 10 times nest under rock, 21 times ground nest, 19 times under stone, 4 times under rock, 3 times on ground, 6 times ground foragers, 5 times on low vegetation, 3 times nocturnal ground foragers, 1 times nest under rocks, 2 times nest in soil, 2 times stray workers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 40 times hand collecting, 9 times Search, 3 times hand coll., 4 times Bay Area Ant Survey (BAAS), 1 times 6L sifted litter, extracted in Winkler sack over 72 hours, 2 times direct collection, 1 times general collecting, 1 times bait, 2 times pitfall trap, 00 pm. times Beating vegetation, mostly branches of Quercus agrifolia, ca. 5, 1 times Beating vegetation, mostly flowering Rhus ovata and Dendromecon; midday, cloudy, cool., ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 2290 meters, 656 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1890-08-01 00:00:00.0 and 2022-11-10 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Type of unavailable quadrinomial: Camponotus maculatus vicinus semitestaceus: casent0905196, casent0905197

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