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Species Camponotus castaneus - Chestnut Carpenter Ant

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Classification
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
[i]castaneus (L). 'chestnut-colored' (Internet searches)
Size
7-10 mm, major workers larger (?)
Identification
Typical Carpenter Ant, large and uniformly reddish orange. See Mississippi Entomological Museum.
Range
e US (BG data)
Habitat
Nests in rotting logs, soil under rocks, etc., or even in exposed soil.
Season
All year of course. Alates noted May-June (Mississippi) and September (Mississippi, North Carolina)
See Also
Camponotus americanus