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Species Camponotus planatus - Compact Carpenter Ant

Camponotus planatus - female Camponotus planatus (Roger) - Camponotus planatus Big Ant - Camponotus planatus Trying to ID this ant - I thought it might be a carpenter ant, but it is arguable if this can be considered a heart shaped head. - Camponotus planatus Compact Carpenter Ant - Camponotus planatus Camponotus planatus hairy red and black ant - Compact Carpenter Ant? - Camponotus planatus Camponotus floridanus ? - Camponotus planatus - female
Classification
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
Explanation of Names
Camponotus planatus Roger, 1863
Range
Houston, TX to Venezuela, Cuba(1)(2); introduced in Florida (3) - Map (1)
Spreading north in recent years to other Gulf Coast states.
Print References
O’Keefe, S.T., J.L. Cook, T. Dudek, D.F. Wunneburger, M.D. Guzman, R.N. Coulson, and S.B. Vinson. 2000. The distribution of ants in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplemental Issue No. 22. 92 pp. (2)
Internet References
Fact sheet by J. Warner & R.H. Scheffrahn
Works Cited
1.Ward P.S. (2002-) AntWeb
2.The distribution of ants in Texas.
O’Keefe, S.T., J.L. Cook, T. Dudek, D.F. Wunneburger, M.D. Guzman, R.N. Coulson, and S.B. Vinson. 2000. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplemental Issue No. 22. 92 pp.
3.Exotic ants in Florida
Deyrup M., Davis L., Cover S. 2000. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 126: 293-326.