Carpenter Ant (species: Camponotus sp) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Camponotus sp
Carpenter Ant


©Anne Hoggett: Camponotus sp worker at Lizard Island Research Station.

©Anne Hoggett: Camponotus sp worker at Lizard Island Research Station.

©Anne Hoggett: A winged Camponotus sp at Lizard Island Research Station in Jan 2020.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Family Formicidae
Genus Camponotus
Species Camponotus sp

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Distinguishing features

A large brown ant with a heart-shaped head that forages at night, including inside houses. Workers are wingless. Winged males and females swarm for mating, observed at Lizard Island during Jan 2020.

Size

  • Up to 1 cm (length of Lizard Island specimens)

Wingspan

  • Wingspan data is not yet available.

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Distribution

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