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Black Carpenter Ant

Camponotus pennsylvanicus


While doing some yardwork, I came inside and had an itchy feeling on my hand. I turned over my arm to see this little worker ant. These ants are considered pests but I won't do anything until I see them in my house.


These guys make their home in dead wood, and are the most common ant (and pest) in the United States.


I let the little guy live, just put him back outside in the wood pile I was working on.

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The GeoDex
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The GeoDex

Independence, Kansas, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2015
Submitted on May 23, 2015

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