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Species: Camponotus (Camponotus) modoc   Wheeler, 1910 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2023)

Camponotus (Camponotus) herculeanus var. modoc Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 333 (s.w.q.m.) U.S.A. (California). Nearctic. Primary type information: Primary type material: syntype major and minor workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated). Primary type localities: U.S.A.: California, King’s River Canyon (H. Heath), California, Marin County, Fallenleaf Lake, Giant Forest Trail and Alta Meadow Trail (J.C. Bradley), California, Sierra Nevada (no collector’s name), California, Tahoe City (A. Fenyes). Primary type depository: MCZC (probably also in AMNH, LACM). Type notes: 1) This taxon was based on specimens of Camponotus semipunctatus (Kirby, 1837), sensu Forel, 1879a PDF: 57, and sensu Forel, 1904b PDF: 152, misidentifications. 2) Wheeler, 1910g PDF: 334, also cites U.S.A. localities in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and South Dakota, and in Canada: British Columbia, but adds, “I would regard California as the type locality”; this designation was endorsed by Creighton, 1950a PDF: 369. AntCat AntWiki HOL

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

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 12 times found in conifer forest, 10 times found in subalpine forest, 0 times found in pine/aspen forest, large stone, rocky sand, 0 times found in spruce/aspen forest, wet light brown clay loam, in completely rotten log, rained last night, 7 times found in pine/fir forest, 9 times found in Mixed canyon forest, 8 times found in mixed lowland forest, 8 times found in Douglas fir-aspen forest, 7 times found in Spruce-fir forest, 7 times found in Mixed montane forest, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 14 times foragers, 11 times strays, 8 times ex rotten log, 9 times under rock, 3 times ground, 8 times log stage 4, 2 times nest under rock, 3 times in dead wood, 2 times ground foragers, 4 times on dead wood, 3 times nest in dead wood, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 80 times Search, 23 times hand collecting, 1 times pitfall trap, 1 times aerial net, 1 times u-v light, 1 times baiting, 1 times banana bait, 1 times Malaise trap, 1 times mixed.

Elevations: collected from 1 - 3962 meters, 1576 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1920-06-26 00:00:00.0 and 2022-10-08 00:00:00.0

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