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Species Camponotus planatus - Compact Carpenter Ant

Ant #1 - Camponotus planatus Camponotus planatus - female 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 Camponotus planatus ? - Camponotus planatus - female hairy red and black ant - Compact Carpenter Ant? - Camponotus planatus Possibly Camponotus plantus - Camponotus planatus - female Camponotus floridanus ? - Camponotus planatus - female Camponotus planatus
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
South Texas, Mexico to Colombia, Cuba; introduced in Florida (1). Spreading north in recent years to other Gulf Coast states.
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.