Camponotus fallax,

Paknia, O., Radchenko, A. & Pfeiffer, M., 2010, New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran., Asian Myrmecology 3, pp. 29-38: 31

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Camponotus fallax


Camponotus fallax  HNS  (Nylander, 1856)

Material: 4 ?, Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forest ecoregion, Gorgan , urban area (~ 36°50'23''N, 54°26'19''E), ~142 m asl, 1.IV2006, leg Omid Paknia GoogleMaps  .

Remarks: the species is distributed in Europe (northwards to southern Sweden), the Caucasus, Anatolia and northwestern Kazakhstan, and also reported from the southern part of western Siberia. Iran is at the southeasternmost edge of the known distribution of this species, that inhabits mainly light and dry deciduous and mixed forests, and often occurs in old parks and orchards. It nests in dead parts of living trees or in wooden constructions (Radchenko 1997c; Czechowski et al. 2002).