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Large black Camponotus - Camponotus quercicola

Large black Camponotus - Camponotus quercicola
Palomar Mountain, San Diego County, California, USA
August 10, 2018

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Moved
Moved from Ants.

Anything to add?
Regarding habitat and microhabitat, and activity period (e.g., nocturnal), that is.

 
Diurnal, in shaded oak woodland.
Somewhat of a mountain and riparian influence. The dominant tree was Quercus kelloggii (black oak, deciduous). This was in Doane Valley, specifically. These ones were in well-shaded leaf litter from the oaks.

This Camponotus seems to be common in the area, at least others like it have been reported throughout this part of Palomar.

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