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Picture of Black Carpenter Ant
big black carpenter ant
Black Carpenter Ant (Formicidae: Camponotus) Winged Male - YouTube
Carpenter Ant Control
Carpenter Ants - live in dead wood. They don't kill the tree, just use the dead wood for their colonies. Almost all ants are females.
Black carpenter ant on a peony bud
Camponotus pennsylvanicus, the eastern black carpenter ant, queen South Bristol, New York, USA
An eastern black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) deep inside a rotting log. Illinois, USA by Alexander Wild
Black carpenter ants are closely related to fire ants along with ginger ants, red ants, and weaver ants.