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Species Camponotus castaneus - Chestnut Carpenter Ant

winged ant? Legionary Ant (neivamyrmex)? - Camponotus castaneus - female Ant (Formicidae) - Camponotus castaneus Winged ant - Camponotus castaneus Red Queen - Camponotus castaneus - female large orange ant - Camponotus castaneus Chestnut Carpenter Ant - Camponotus castaneus ant - Camponotus castaneus 9082506 ant - Camponotus castaneus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Camponotini
Genus Camponotus (Carpenter Ants)
No Taxon (Subgenus Tanaemyrmex)
Species castaneus (Chestnut Carpenter Ant)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) castaneus (Latreille)
Explanation of Names
castaneus (L). 'chestnut-colored' (Internet searches)
7-10 mm, major workers larger (?)
Typical Carpenter Ant, large and uniformly reddish orange. See Mississippi Entomological Museum.
e US (BG data)
Nests in rotting logs, soil under rocks, etc., or even in exposed soil.
All year of course. Alates noted May-June (Mississippi) and September (Mississippi, North Carolina)
See Also
Camponotus americanus