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carpenter ant - Camponotus subbarbatus

carpenter ant - Camponotus subbarbatus
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
July 30, 2008

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carpenter ant - Camponotus subbarbatus carpenter ant - Camponotus subbarbatus

Moved
Moved from Ants.

Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) - minor worker
One can notice that verall habitus and patterned gaster ("abdomen")are strongly reminding of Dolichoderus plagiatus.
Interestingly, several small-sized Camponotus tend to mimick Dolichoderus species living in the same habitat, and this is a worldwide phenomenon. Other Camponotus still do the same with Crematogaster (Acrobat Ants) species.

 
thanks for the help
I wouldn't have guessed this was a Camponotus sp.