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Species Camponotus herculeanus

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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 Camponotus)
Species herculeanus (Camponotus herculeanus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formica herculeana Linnaeus 1758
Holarctic; conifer forests of Canada, Northern USA, and Rocky Mountains. Range extends to tree line in north, unlike related species.
This is a boreal and montane species, inhabiting spruce-fir and pine forests, and also one of the few ants that can live in the NW temperate rain forests. Nests are in rotting wood of standing and fallen dead trees and stumps, and in hollows and dead limbs of living trees.
See Also
Camponotus pennsylvanicus has a black instead of dark red propedeum.