Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are large ants indigenous to many forested parts of the world. They build nests inside wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood. They do not consume the wood, however, unlike termites. Sometimes, carpenter ants hollow out sections of trees. Wikipedia

  • Scientific name: Camponotus
  • Length: 0.64 – 2.5 cm
  • Family: Formicidae
  • Higher classification: Camponotini
  • Class: Insecta
  • Did you know: Carpenter ants do not eat wood as termites do, but instead remove wood and deposit the debris outside of their nests in small piles.
Carpenter Ants

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