Current Valid Name:
Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2022)
Camponotus fragilis Pergande, 1893 PDF
: 26 (s.w.) MEXICO (Baja California Sur). Neotropic. Primary type information: Primary type material: lectotype major worker (by designation of Snelling, 2006 PDF
: 89). Primary type locality: lectotype Mexico: San Fernando (no collector’s name). Primary type depository: USNM. Secondary type information: Secondary type material: 1 paralectotype minor worker. Secondary type locality: same as for lectotype. Secondary type depository: CASC. Type notes: Original type data: syntype major and minor workers (numbers not stated, “many specimens”), Mexico: Baja California, San José del Cabo, and San Fernando (G. Eisen & C.D. Haines
). AntCat AntWiki HOL
Subspecies of Camponotus fumidus
: Emery, 1895d PDF
: 336 (in text); Emery, 1896j PDF
: 372 (in list); Forel, 1901d PDF
: 135; Wheeler, 1905c PDF
: 134; Wheeler, 1910g PDF
: 315; Wheeler, 1910a PDF
: 571; Wheeler, 1917a PDF
: 561; Emery, 1925d PDF
: 80; Smith, 1951c PDF
: 843; Kempf, 1972b PDF
Distribution: Geographic regions
(According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists): Americas: Mexico
, United States Biogeographic regions
(According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists): Nearctic
collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.
Snelling (2006) treats California "Camponotus festinatus" as two different species: C. fragilis and C. absquatulator.
Specimen Habitat Summary
Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in mesquite/ironwood/acacia flats, 3 times found in mesquite bosque, 2 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 2 times found in acacia flats, 1 times found in oak foothills, 2 times found in developed suburb, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in Sonoran desert, 2 times found in heavily grazed clay-soil mesquite flats, 1 times found in juniper woodland, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under rock, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times nest beneath rock, 2 times under stone, 1 times on ground, 1 times large group moving across ground, 1 times in/under rotten yucca trunk, 1 times in soil at edge of mesquite clump, 1 times ground foragers, 1 times ground, 1 times Crater in open, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collected, 1 times Search, 1 times hand collection.
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1960 meters, 1243 meters average
Collect Date Range: collected between 1975-07-24 00:00:00.0 and 2017-02-11 00:00:00.0
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