Tag Archives: Carpenter ant

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Black-with-a-little-red-bit-in-the-middle Ant

If I were to use Ted MacRae’s new Revised Key to Formicidae of North America, this could be a hybrid between Formica meganigra (big black ant) and Formica rubra (red ant). Note the black head […]

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A Worker of Wood

If you want to begin photographing ants, the carpenter ant is a good place to start.  Camponotus (this is most likely C. herculeanus, or perhaps the closely related C. modoc ) are large ants — […]

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