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Species: Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) castaneus   (Latreille, 1802) 

Classification:
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See Also:

Camponotus castaneus_cf

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Formica castanea Latreille, 1802a PDF: 118, pl. 3, figs. 11, 12 (w.q.m.) U.S.A. (Pennsylvania). Nearctic. AntCat AntWiki

Taxonomic history

Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 321 (s.).
Combination in Camponotus: Roger, 1863b: 6.
Junior synonym of Camponotus herculeanus: Smith, 1858a PDF: 53; Mayr, 1863a PDF: 399; Forel, 1874 PDF: 96 (in list); Emery & Forel, 1879 PDF: 447.
Status as species: Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1835 PDF: 215; Haliday, 1836: 329; Mayr, 1886d PDF: 420; Forel, 1886h PDF: 141; Cresson, 1887 PDF: 255; Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF: 223; Emery, 1893k PDF: 673; Emery, 1896j PDF: 372 (in list); Wheeler, 1905j PDF: 402; Wheeler, 1906g PDF: 22; Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 321 (redescription); Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 571; Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 117; Forel, 1914a PDF: 266; Forel, 1914d PDF: 288; Wheeler, 1916r: 600; Wheeler, 1917k PDF: 465; Emery, 1925d PDF: 74; Smith, 1930a PDF: 6; Wheeler, 1932a PDF: 13; Dennis, 1938 PDF: 300; Wesson & Wesson, 1940 PDF: 103; Buren, 1944a PDF: 294; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 375; Smith, 1951c PDF: 839; Smith, 1958c PDF: 143; Carter, 1962a PDF: 7 (in list); Smith, 1979: 1428; DuBois & LaBerge, 1988: 147; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 100; Bolton, 1995b: 91; Deyrup, 2003 PDF: 44; Coovert, 2005 PDF: 164; Hansen & Klotz, 2005: 95; MacGown & Forster, 2005 PDF: 65; MacGown et al., 2007 PDF: 19; Ellison et al., 2012: 119; Deyrup, 2017: 187; Mackay, 2019: 182 (redescription).
// Distribution

Distribution:

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

Distribution Notes:

NEARCTIC: USA (MA, NY, FL, OK, TX, IA)

Biology:

Woodland, upland forest

Notes:

The placement of this species in Tanaemyrmex is somewhat doubtful, as it appears much closer to Camponotus, especially C. americanus. Indeed, the status of the traditional Camponotus subgenera needs careful, worldwide revision.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 27 times found in deciduous forest, 0 times found in peripheral to cultivated cotton, 10 times found in Black Belt Prairie, 20 times found in oak-hickory forest, Black Belt Prairie, 17 times found in pine flatwoods, 5 times found in cedar glade, 0 times found in cultivated cotton, 6 times found in oak-hickory forest, 1 times found in mixed pine-hardwood forest, 0 times found in along train tracks, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 2 times ex rotten log, 4 times under rock, 4 times under log, 2 times hardwood trees, 3 times under stone, 3 times under rock on slight slope, 2 times log stage 5, 2 times log stage 3, 2 times in sun-exposed mound formed by raised, decaying root system of fallen tree, 2 times using non-ant tunnels in log as temporary solarium, 2 times foraging on ground, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 75 times pitfall trap, 6 times Lindgren Funnel baited with Typosan, 17 times Lindgren funnel, 9 times blacklight trap, 3 times malaise trap, 3 times Lindgren Funnel baited with Typosan and alpha pinene, 4 times Lindgren Funnel baited with alpha pinene, 0 times light trap, 1 times boxtrap, 0 times brown sugar/yeast bait trap, 5 times Search, ...

Elevations: collected from 5 - 1500 meters, 168 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1903-08-08 and 2017-09-16

Type specimens:



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