Chestnut Carpenter Ant Camponotus castaneus (Latreille, 1802)    Synonyms: Reddish Carpenter Ant.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Formicidae   >   Genus Camponotus   

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Found in a variety of forested habitats including moist and dry woods including hardwood, evergreen, and mixed forests, frequently in areas with well-drained soils; also recorded from woodlots and open-area habitats including rocky barrens, open fields, and black oak dunes (see Frye et al., 2014).

There are 92 records in the project database.

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A queen Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/22/2014). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant queen in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/22/2014). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Cecil Co., Maryland (5/31/2016). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/21/2016). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Harford Co., Maryland (4/14/2020). Verified by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/18/2014). Photo by David Hilmy. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant found in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/18/2014). Photo by David Hilmy. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/5/2014). Determined by Ben Coulter/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/12/2014). Identified by James Trager. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/26/2010). Photo by Eric Gofreed. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/10/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Bethesda, Maryland (9/26/2013). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/25/2020). Verified by James C. Trager and Nathaniel Green/BugGuide. Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/5/2017). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/7/2020). (c) John Garrett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by John Garrett via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ants attending the treehopper Heliria mexicana in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/23/2010). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant feeding on excreted honeydew from Heliria mexicana in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/23/2010). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ants found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/28/2017). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Camponotus castaneus. This individual was photographed in situ on a Pin Oak after being preyed upon by a spider. Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

Chestnut Carpenter Ants in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/5/2019). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth and James C. Trager via BugGuide. Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A Chestnut Carpenter Ant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/14/2014). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide, who noted its paleness. He wondered if it might be a forager or one from a disturbed colony. Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)


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