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Carpenter ant size??

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:36 am
by TEXASantlover
Today I was biking in a local park and saw a queen ant on the ground. Normal I see fire ant queens but this one was bigger with bigger wings. I caught it to ID it but I’m still new to identifying ants. It has a red head and black thorax similar to a fire ants but its head is bigger and more squared if that makes sense. I think its a carpenter ants but I’m not sure how big they get. Whats the average carpenter ant size in Texas? Specifically the Houston area.

Re: Carpenter ant size??

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:06 pm
by Jgibbss
don't know the size but it seems like it is Camponotus Novaboracansus Do you have an image with an image i can fully identify (p.s. Camponotus Novabotracansus is a really good species)

Re: Carpenter ant size??

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:54 pm
by TEXASantlover
Sadly the queen mysteriously died a couple days after my post. I don’t think I got any pictures of it. Luckily I have seen more at a park about a mile from there and I’m planning to go back soon to see if I can find anymore so I get get pictures and ID.

Re: Carpenter ant size??

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:27 am
by prmikey
Can you share what park you found them in? I live in the area and have had 0 luck finding one.