black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus  (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - 5311091

black carpenter ant
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (De Geer)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: Body length 6-13 mm long. All castes of this species are black or blackish, although some specimens have dark, reddish-brown coloration on the propodeum, petiole, base of gaster, or bases of legs. Numerous erect hairs are present on the dorsal surface of the alitrunk, petiole, and the entire surface of the gaster. Appressed pubescence is sparse on most surfaces of the body, although fairly abundant on the dorsum of the alitrunk, somewhat scattered on the side of the propodeum, and very abundant and long on the gaster. The appressed hairs on the gaster are longer than elsewhere on the body (almost as long as the erect hairs), and most of the hairs overlap bases of hairs positioned more posteriorly; USA. New Orleans, 27 Jan 1972, ex shipping dunnage.
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Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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Country: Australia

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