Camponotus or Formica Oroville/California/USA

Help with identifying the species your ants

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DeathToUnknown
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Camponotus or Formica Oroville/California/USA

Post: # 67424Post DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:00 pm

Recently as the weather has warmed up slightly I began to notice wide flat anthills appearing on my property. Later, while searching at night, I found the ants. They have a black/dark brown head, red body, and a gaster that the latter half is black. They also have one node and have a rounded thorax. I believe they are Camponotus but I have never heard of them living in the soil before. Just in decaying wood. These ants also have minors and majors ranging from about 5 mm to about 12mm. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

P.S. These ants are only active from sunset to sunrise.

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