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Species: Camponotus (Myrmosericus) vestitus   (Smith, 1858) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Extant: 8 valid subspecies

Formica vestita Smith, 1858a PDF: 32 (q.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Arnold, 1924 PDF: 694 (s.w.)
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 2.
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1926b PDF: 258; Santschi, 1930a PDF: 74; Bernard, 1953b PDF: 262

Taxon Page Images:

Camponotus vestitus. Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town, South Africa; 18 May 2016. Photos and collection by Philip Herbst.

// Distribution


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 8 times found in Camdeboo Escarpment Thicket, Acacia Thicket., 4 times found in Renosterveld, 4 times found in Bushy Karoo-Namib shrubland, 5 times found in Camdeboo Escarpment Thicket. Acacia thicket., 4 times found in Camdeboo Escarpment Thicket, Open habitat, low shrubs & mat forming wild carnation, scattered grass., 2 times found in Fynbos, 2 times found in Savannah, 2 times found in savannah woodland, 3 times found in Grassland, 3 times found in Camdeboo Escarpment Thicket, Acacia thicket stony ground., ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times soil, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times Soil surface, 1 times on low vegetation.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 59 times Pitfall trap, 8 times Yellow Pan Trap, 5 times Malaise Trap, 4 times Sweeping, 4 times Nest, 3 times Turning over rocks, 1 times pooter, 2 times By Hand, 1 times Rotten animal carcass, 1 times Hand collected, 1 times Pitfall trap 48 hours, ...

Elevations: collected from 35 - 2470 meters, 1092 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1887-12-31 00:00:00.0 and 2021-02-16 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: Holotype of Formica vestita: casent0903234; type of Formica vestita: focol2947

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