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Species Colobopsis impressa

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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 Colobopsis
Species impressa (Colobopsis impressa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: Camponotus impressus (Roger)
Explanation of Names
Colobopsis impressa Roger, 1863
Size
Small for a "carpenter ant", queens 9-10 mm, majors 8-9mm, minors 5 mm
Identification
Heavily sculptured,
Range
se US - AntWeb
Habitat
Live in galls, twigs and hollow stems of woody plants, often ash, but also elderbery oak, etc.
Season
Flight season is July.
Food
Nectar, honeydew, nutrients scavenged from vertebrate droppings and invertebrate carrion.
Remarks
These are the famous plug-headed ants, whose majors use their bizzarre head shape to block the nest entrance, allowing entry only to nestmates reurning form foraging.
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