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Subgenus Tanaemyrmex

Carpenter Ant - Camponotus castaneus A very orange, rather big ant! - Camponotus castaneus Carpenter Ants - Camponotus semitestaceus Yellow ants - Camponotus castaneus Alate Camponotus castaneus  - Camponotus castaneus - male Ant - Camponotus vicinus Big red ant - Camponotus castaneus Ants found under rock - Camponotus castaneus
Classification
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 Tanaemyrmex
Remarks
"Most species of this subgenus nest in the soil under stones or other objects; occasionally nests may be surmounted by a small crater. The ants rarely nest in wood, but, if so, the wood is usually buried in the soil." (1)
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.