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Subgenus Camponotus

Carpenter Ant - Camponotus pennsylvanicus - female ant - Camponotus novaeboracensis ant sp. - Camponotus pennsylvanicus Black and Gold Ant - Camponotus pennsylvanicus ant with aphids - Camponotus pennsylvanicus Camponotus americanus Camponotus ? - Winged Ant - Camponotus herculeanus Ant on deer fly - Camponotus chromaiodes
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 Camponotus
Remarks
"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.