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Subgenus Camponotus

6015944 - Camponotus americanus - female C. modoc attacking trespassing C. laevigatus queen - Camponotus modoc Ant on stump near fungus - Camponotus pennsylvanicus portland Bioblitz 2012 PDX13 - Camponotus modoc Carpenter Ant - Camponotus pennsylvanicus Ant on caterpillar - Camponotus pennsylvanicus Formicidae, New York Carpenter Ant, lateral - Camponotus novaeboracensis 8036726 ant - Camponotus modoc - female
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
"Most species of this subgenus build their nests in decaying wood. Some are common house infesting ants that make their nest in the timber and woodwork of buildings and tunnel nest passages into adjacent wood. Dry, sound wood is rarely attacked, and the presence of nests of carpenter ants in buildings is usually evidence that the wood was damp and partially decayed." (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.