Red Carpenter Ant Camponotus chromaiodes (Fabricius, 1798)    Synonyms: Ferruginous Carpenter Ant, Formica ferruginea.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Formicidae   >   Genus Camponotus   

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This common eastern U.S. species typically nests around rotting logs and stumps, with colonies often extending into the soil below. Frequently colonizes wooden beams in buildings. Also found in moist, rich woodlands and dry hardwood forests (See Frye et al., 2014).

There are 60 records in the project database.

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Camponotus chromaiodes at Chino Farms, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Camponotus chromaiodes at Chino Farms, Queen Anne's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2020). Verified by James Trager. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/25/2016). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/22/2014). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/8/2016). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Harford Co., Maryland (8/23/2014). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/28/2016). Determined by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Washington Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant queen in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/30/2014). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2018). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ant in Washington Co., Maryland (8/27/2017). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ants in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/15/2020). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/26/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ants in Howard Co., Maryland (7/26/2017). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/24/2018). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ant in Howard Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/14/2017). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant (major worker) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/17/2017). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2012). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/4/2015). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/27/2015). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Red Carpenter Ants at Patapsco Valley SP, Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/5/2013). Photo by Don Haskins. (MBP list)

A Red Carpenter Ant carrying a Two-lined Spittlebug in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Determined by Seth Burgess and Alex Wild via BugGuide. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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