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Carpenter ant

Camponotus

Description:

Very big ant with serious fangs. About 12 mm long. Seriously busy & made me work for these pics!

Habitat:

Grassland, urban garden

Notes:

Very fast sprinter! 419 species of this genus in South Africa.

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2 Comments

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 7 years ago

Thx so much elaphrus. Body & stance of legs definitely look the same!

elaphrus
elaphrus 7 years ago

I'm not an ant expert, but looks like a Camponotus species to me.

Ietermagog
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Ietermagog

Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

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