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Species Camponotus decipiens

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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)
Species decipiens (Camponotus decipiens)
Explanation of Names
Camponotus decipiens Emery, 1893
decipiens = from the Latin dēcipiens ('deceiving, cheating, trapping')
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See Also
Camponotus sayi Emery, 1893
Range: sw US (spp. overlap in TX)

Some confusion over the range overlap - Alex Wild says the most apparent feature that separates this species is their sharper propodeum angle (more vertical compared to decipiens which is a more gradual slope). He also does not believe the species overlap much, since decipiens is common throughout a lot of Hill Country and most of the SE US. sayi is apparently a true western desert species.