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Help ID Camponotus in Eastern MA

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#1 Offline aheyer - Posted June 8 2023 - 7:07 AM

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Hello,

I am looking to see if what species of Camponotus is this ant. I am also not sure if it is a major or queen Camponotus.

It was collected in Mendon MA on June 8th 2023. The ant was under a dug out stup next to my driveway. There seemed to be a nest of similar ants under the stump in the area.

The ant is about 10mm long. It has hair on the body especially on the gaster. A black head, burgundy thorax, and a black gaster with hairs that appears yellow in the light.

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#2 Offline antsinvirgina - Posted June 8 2023 - 7:21 AM

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It's a major. 

sadly not a queen 



#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted June 8 2023 - 7:33 AM

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Camponotus chromaiodes

#4 Offline aheyer - Posted June 8 2023 - 8:23 AM

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That's ok, I did find a collection of similar looking ants further down my fence line under a recently placed logs. There was not any signs of nests, just ants the scattered when moved. There were four ants I was wondering if they were queens. I will post each separately to this post.

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#5 Offline aheyer - Posted June 8 2023 - 8:25 AM

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Ant 2
Ant 3

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#6 Offline aheyer - Posted June 8 2023 - 8:26 AM

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Ant 4

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#7 Offline Flu1d - Posted June 8 2023 - 9:26 AM

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Those other ants are Camponotus minors, I don't know how to id the species, however.. we don't have those down here in Florida





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