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Carpenter Ant

Camponotus americanus


Loves to eat sweet dew that comes from aphids.


Bushes. Nest in wood or soil.

No species ID suggestions


keithp2012 4 years ago

This one likes aphids where the black ones tend to go to flowers

keithp2012 6 years ago

Thank You, that appears to be it. I didn't know Carpenter ants come in more than just black, I learnt something new!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

It's a great photograph. There are thousands of species of ants so it will be difficult to determine to species. However, I'd suggest that it is a carpenter ant, perhaps Camponotus americanus, but that is only a guess. See for more information.

keithp2012 6 years ago

still needs id

keithp2012 7 years ago

Some sort of aphid loving ant.

West Babylon, New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Jun 15, 2010
Submitted on Sep 7, 2010

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