Camponotus interjectus Mayr,

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 interjectus Mayr


Camponotus interjectus Mayr  HNS  , 1877

Material: 18 $, Alborz Range forest steppe, Golestan National Park (37°20'56''N, 56°14'46 ''E), 1256 m asl, 30.V2007GoogleMaps  ; 9 ?, Alborz Range forest steppe, Khoshyelagh Wildlife Refuge (36°47'41''N, 55°28' 13'' E), 1534 m asl, 3.VI.2007, leg. Omid Paknia GoogleMaps 

Remarks: C. interjectus  HNS  is distributed in Central Asia and Afghanistan (Dlussky et al. 1990; Radchenko 1997c) and recorded also from Iraq (Wheeler & Mann 1916) and Dagestan in Russia (Kuznetsov-Ugamsky 1929). It inhabits mainly mountain steppes; nests are built in soil, often under stones.