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Species Camponotus chromaiodes - Ferruginous Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant - Camponotus chromaiodes Ants in a tree - Camponotus chromaiodes Ant at Scherman-Hoffman - Camponotus chromaiodes Carpenter ant tending aphids on Bidens - Camponotus chromaiodes - female Camponotus chromaiodes? - Camponotus chromaiodes Queen Ant - Camponotus chromaiodes major worker, ferruginous carpenter ant - Camponotus chromaiodes - female Carpenter Ants? - Camponotus chromaiodes
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 Camponotus)
Species chromaiodes (Ferruginous Carpenter Ant )
Other Common Names
red carpenter ant
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Camponotus chromaiodes Bolton, 1995.

Formica ferruginea Fabricius, 1798 not Christ 1791
workers 6-14 mm
Most of Eastern USA, excluding Florida and northern New England
"C. chromaiodes occurs in remnant dry-mesic to mesic oak woodland and forest, where it nests in soil and concentrates its nest around or in the dead centers of stumps or wood in various stages of decomposition. It also nests in hollows in dead wood in tree trunks near the base of living trees, including eastern redcedar." --
Internet References
Ants (Formicidae) of the Southeastern United State--Camponotus chromaiodes