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Species Camponotus americanus

Unidentified Insect 99 - Camponotus americanus C. americanus? - Camponotus americanus - male - female Camponotus americanus queen? - Camponotus americanus - female Argentine Ant? - Camponotus americanus ant - Camponotus americanus Camponotus americanus - minor worker - Camponotus americanus Carpenter Ant - Camponotus americanus Black Carpenter ant? - Camponotus americanus
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 americanus (Camponotus americanus)
Tan with a dark head. The abdomen may have mottling or a spot on it unlike the similar C. castaneus, that has a light colored head, and no mottling.
New England to Florida over to Texas.
Usually found under rocks or logs.
Since these ants live in the soil, they aren't considered to be harmful pests.
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