carpenter ant


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carpenter ant

n.
Any of various large ants of the genus Camponotus that nest in and are destructive to wood.

car′penter ant`


n.
a black or brown ant of the genus Camponotus that nests in decaying wood.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.carpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggscarpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs
ant, emmet, pismire - social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
Camponotus, genus Camponotus - carpenter ants
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The compact carpenter ant, Camponotus planatus Roger (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), occurs in the Caribbean Region and ranges from Columbia to Texas, and it has been introduced into Florida, Hawaii, and the Galapagos Islands (Creighton 1950, McGlynn 1999, Wetterer and Wetterer 2003).
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Natural history and foraging behavior of the carpenter ant Camponotus sericeiventris Guerin, 1838 (Formicinae, Campotonini) in the Brazilian tropical savanna.
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