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

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)

Formica cosmica Smith, 1858a PDF: 34 (s.w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b PDF: 2.
Subspecies of Camponotus rufoglaucus: Emery, 1895i PDF: 49 (in key); Stitz, 1916: 401; Arnold, 1924 PDF: 693
Revived status as species: Santschi, 1935a PDF: 280
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in Grassland, 7 times found in Lydenburg Thornveld, 5 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 4 times found in savannah woodland, 2 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, 4 times found in Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Combretum erythrophyllum Riverine Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 1 times found in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, 2 times found in Closed undifferentiated woodland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 4 times on low vegetation, 4 times leaf litter, 1 times Foraging on ground, 1 times ground foragers.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 25 times Pitfall trap, 17 times Hand collected, 5 times Winkler, 1 times Sweepnet / Fogging, 2 times beating vegetation (2 hours).

Elevations: collected from 30 - 1690 meters, 1136 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1999-02-13 00:00:00.0 and 2021-10-17 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus cosmicus: casent0903509, casent0903510

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