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Subgenus Myrmentoma

Camponotus nearcticus - minor workers - Camponotus nearcticus what species´╝č - Camponotus decipiens Camponotus clarithorax? - Camponotus clarithorax Which ant? - Camponotus nearcticus - female Carpenter Ant ID Request - Camponotus subbarbatus Ant? - Camponotus nearcticus - female Backyard Ant - Camponotus nearcticus Camponotus subbarbatus Worker - Camponotus subbarbatus
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
"The Nearctic forms of this subgenus nest in insect galls, in branches and stems of plants, under bark of trees, in wood and buildings, and sometimes in the soil. Colonies are small, consisting of a few dozen to several hundred individuals." (1)
Internet References
Taxonomic Notes on Myrmentoma (PDF, key to subgenus)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., David R. Smith, and B. D. Burks. 1979. Smithsonian Institution Press.