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Black Wasp? with white spots on beach - Camponotus

Black Wasp? with white spots on beach - Camponotus
Tracys Landing, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
October 21, 2014
It is very wasp like but it doesn't appear to have a stinger.

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Black Wasp? with white spots on beach - Camponotus Black Wasp? with white spots on beach - Camponotus

Moved
Image is not clear enough for species ID, but this is one of the carpenter ant group.

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Moved from Ants.

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Moved from Ants.

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Moved from Ants.

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Moved from Ants.

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Moved from ID Request.

Winged Reproductive
Most ants are wingless, however winged ants (alates, swarmers or reproductives) can appear during certain times of year. Female winged ants are bigger than males. Some species of ants have winged worker ants, but most don't.

The winged reproductives tend to swarm after heavy rain during a particular season. Queens of new colonies begin as winged reproductives, but lose their wings after mating. Males die soon after mating.

I'm not the greatest at identifying ants though, so I'll let someone else give their guess as to what genus/species it belongs to.

:-) Happy bugging!

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