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Carpenter ant

Camponotus castaneus

Description:

Carpenter ants are foragers that typically eat parts of other dead insects or substances derived from other insects. Common foods for them include insect parts, "honey dew" produced by aphids, or some secretions from plants. Carpenter ants can increase the survivability of aphids when they attend to them. They attend to any aphid species, but can also express preference for specific ones

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2014
Submitted on Sep 27, 2014

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