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An Ant to ID - Camponotus

An Ant to ID - Camponotus
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
September 9, 2004
Looks like a red ant but my guide shows it with a red head also. Any help would be appreciated

C. vicinus?
This strikes me as Camponotus vicinus.

 
Thank you for the help.
Thank you for the help.

Carpenter ant
I'm pretty confident this is a carpenter ant, genus Camponotus. They are extremely variable in color, so to ID them to species you have to have the specimen in hand. Check out Alex Wild's site: http://www.myrmecos.net and you will see what I mean:-)

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