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Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus[Winged Queen]

Common Name: Carpenter Ant 

Camponotus pennsylvanicus is found in forests around the edge of the forest, and in wooden buildings.

They forage mostly at night on the ground, in tree trunks, and tend insects for honeydew.

They nest in rotting woods in trees, logs, stumps, and buildings.

Although Carpenter ants are pests if they are nesting in your home, they serve an important function in the forest ecosystem. They help break down dead standing and fallen trees.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus Camponotus pennsylvanicus Tree