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Species: Camponotus fragilis   Pergande, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Camponotus fragilis Pergande, 1893 PDF: 26 (s.w.) MEXICO. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Subspecies of Camponotus fumidus: Emery, 1895d PDF: 336.
Junior synonym of Camponotus festinatus: Snelling, 1968b PDF: 351.
Revived from synonymy: Snelling, 2006 PDF: 89.


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Mexico, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.


Snelling (2006) treats California "Camponotus festinatus" as two different species: C. fragilis and C. absquatulator.


[“desert” festinatus]

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 7 times found in mesquite/ironwood/acacia flats, 2 times found in Chihuahuan desert, 3 times found in mesquite bosque, 2 times found in acacia flats, 1 times found in oak foothills, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in Sonoran desert, 2 times found in developed suburb, 2 times found in heavily grazed clay-soil mesquite flats, 1 times found in oak foot hills, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 11 times under rock, 2 times ground forager(s), 1 times nest beneath rock, 1 times Crater in open, 1 times under stone, 1 times sidewalk curb, 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, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 2 times hand collected, 1 times Search, 1 times hand collection.

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1960 meters, 1224 meters average

Type specimens:

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