Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Carpenter Ant - Camponotus - male

Carpenter Ant - Camponotus - Male
Radford, Virginia, USA
April 24, 2012
I appreciate the ID confirmation.

Moved from ID Request.

Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) - male
One of the large species of the Camponotus subgenus. Either C. pennsylvanicus or C. chromaiodes. Both are impossible to tell apart unless by close examination of the genitalia - or being seen mating with a female counterpart.

Richard, I appreciate that info!

It is an ant... possibly carp
It looks to be an ant but hard to see the tips of the antennae or the abdomen... possibly carpenter. Usually only have wings for reproduction and these guys are everywhere right now.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.