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Species: Camponotus (Myrmopelta) vividus   (Smith, 1858) 

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See Also:

Camponotus vividus cato, Camponotus vividus meinerti, Camponotus vividus reginae, Camponotus vividus semidepilis

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Extant: 4 valid subspecies

Formica vivida Smith, 1858a PDF: 31 (w.) SIERRA LEONE. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 2.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 4 times found in Primary Forest, 2 times found in Tropical forest, 1 times found in mature wet forest, 1 times found in coastal forest, 1 times found in Frag. degr. For., 1 times found in Gallery For., 1 times found in wet forest.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times On tree trunk, 1 times on recent treefall, 1 times Foraging ground, 1 times For. Tree, 1 times Canopy, cover 80%.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 4 times Hand, 1 times Pitfall, 2 times search, 1 times Canopy fogging, 1 times Can. fog. by night, 1 times sweep, 1 times Winkler.

Elevations: collected from 160 - 1597 meters, 692 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1944-09-15 and 2019-11-11

Type specimens: Holotype of Camponotus vividus: casent0903485

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