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Species: Camponotus (Myrmentoma) nearcticus   Emery, 1893 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus marginatus var. nearcticus Emery, 1893k PDF: 675 (s.w.q.) U.S.A. (Pennsylvania). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype major and minor workers, syntype queen(s) (numbers not stated). Primary type locality U.S.A.: Pennsylvania (no collector’s name) (by restriction of Creighton, 1950a PDF: 388). Primary type depository: MSNG. Type notes: Other original syntype localities: U.S.A.: New York, District of Columbia, Florida, and California (no further data, no collectors’ names). AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

As unavailable (infrasubspecific) name: Emery, 1896j PDF: 373 (in list); Wheeler, 1910i PDF: 222.
Junior synonym of Camponotus caryae: Wheeler, 1917c PDF: 28; Wheeler, 1917k PDF: 466 (in text); Emery, 1925d PDF: 117.
Subspecies of Camponotus caryae: Buren, 1944a PDF: 294.
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  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Canada, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:



Woodland, forest (including floodplain), parks, campuses. Nests in dead wood of living trees. Forages on trees day and night, but more abundantly at night.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 00 am times found in crawling on ground and on Pinus taeda at 7, 0 times found in mixed forest, 10 times found in mixed hardwood forest, 0 times found in crawling on Quercus falcata, 0 times found in dead trees in storm damaged area, 0 times found in on log of Pinus taeda, 3 times found in urban area, 0 times found in near cultivated cotton, 5 times found in Black oak dunes, 1 times found in suburban sidewalk, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times under bark of tree, 8 times log stage 2, 1 times on sidewalk, 1 times nest in dead wood, 1 times nest in dead pine branch, 1 times in building, 1 times nest in dead, standing wood, 3 times log stage 4, 2 times on tree trunk, 1 times nest bnth porch, 2 times log stage 3, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 13 times search, 0 times Lindgren Funnel, 0 times beating, 6 times hand collecting, 0 times Lindgren Funnel baited with Typosan, 5 times direct collection, 0 times general collecting, 0 times Lindgren Funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 0 times light trap, 0 times pitfall trap, 0 times malaise trap, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 2134 meters, 980 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1882-12-25 00:00:00.0 and 2023-07-27 00:00:00.0

Type specimens: syntype of Camponotus marginatus minutus: casent0905403; syntype of Camponotus nearcticus: casent0905401, casent0905402, casent0910417, casent0910418

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