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Species Camponotus subbarbatus

Camponotus - Camponotus subbarbatus - female Camponotus subbarbatus? - Camponotus subbarbatus - female Mite - Camponotus subbarbatus Unknown Ant - Camponotus subbarbatus Ants - Camponotus subbarbatus Ant - Camponotus subbarbatus Ant on American Holly - Camponotus subbarbatus Unknown Ant - Camponotus subbarbatus
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 Myrmentoma)
Species subbarbatus (Camponotus subbarbatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally escribed by Emery in 1893 under the name Camponotus marginatus subbarbatus
Explanation of Names
Latin sub-"under, below, to a lesser degree"+barbatus- "bearded"
Identification
According to Richard Vernier: "Such a striped gaster is a hallmark for South-Eastern populations of this species of the subgenus Myrmentoma. This distinctive pattern makes it quite unmistakeable."
Range
Southeastern US, Atlantic coastal states into New England, as far west as Iowa and Kansas.
Habitat
This is the common small carpenter ant of the shrub layer of mesic forests in eastern North America. It nests in moist rotting wood on or in the ground. [based on comments by James C. Trager]
Remarks
Part of the Subgenus Myrmentoma