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Species Camponotus planatus - Compact Carpenter Ant

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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 Myrmobrachys)
Species planatus (Compact Carpenter Ant)
Other Common Names
Short Carpenter Ant
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Camponotus planatus Roger
native to the Neotropics (Mexico to Colombia, Cuba), adventive in FL(1)
Internet References
Fact sheet by J. Warner & R.H. Scheffrahn
Works Cited
1.Exotic ants in Florida
Deyrup M., Davis L., Cover S. 2000. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 126: 293-326.