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Carpenter Ant (Alate) - Camponotus - male

Carpenter Ant (Alate) - Camponotus - Male
Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
May 30, 2012
Found on leaves in wooded area near stream during the day. Could this be the Spider Wasp - Pepsis elegans?

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Carpenter Ant (Alate) - Camponotus - male Carpenter Ant (Alate) - Camponotus - male

Not quite, Jon. This is a male. The queens are more "ant-like" in appearance, e.g.:

O.K. the winged version can be male or female.

Alate ant
Moved from ID Request.

No Kiddin?
Wow, were we off! Had to look this up: An unfertilized virgin queen ant.


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