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Species Camponotus novogranadensis

dark Carpenter Ant with reddish antennae - Camponotus novogranadensis
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 Myrmaphaenus)
Species novogranadensis (Camponotus novogranadensis)
Identification
Similar to Camponotus planatus but usually more darkly colored with light areas around mandible bases and a strongly keeled clypeus. Color can be variable but clypeus trait is distinctive.
Range
First recorded in our area from Lee Co. Florida in 2012