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Black Carpenter Ant (

Black Carpenter Ant ("medium" worker) - Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
July 18, 2008

Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) - worker
A so-called "medium" worker, i.e. too large to be a minor one, but not large enough to be a major.
Combination of large size, whole black integument and golden hue on the gaster are the hallmarks for this widespread species.

Thank you very much, Richard.

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