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help with a carpenter

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#1 Offline boredlilgoblin - Posted September 3 2018 - 6:36 PM



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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Herber/ Overgard, AZ
2. Date of collection: 9/3/2018
3. Habitat of collection: pine forest at 6k ft elevation
4. Length (from head to gaster): over 1 cm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: black with blueish cast, shiny, blonde setea on gaster
6. Distinguishing characteristics: mistaken for queen large, stop and go movement, bolts when startled
8. Nest description: dead wood stumps












first time seeing one. never knew they got that big. (I'm used to pogonomymrex and novomessors being big :o)  Just asking for some help figuring out what kind and if any one knows when they fly I would appreciate the intel.  :D

#2 Offline Major - Posted September 4 2018 - 6:48 AM


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Camponotus sp. tend to fly from April to August. May seems to be their prime time.

#3 Offline boredlilgoblin - Posted September 7 2018 - 4:30 AM



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Thanks! I will have to remember that for next year.

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