genus Camponotus

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Noun1.genus Camponotus - carpenter antsgenus Camponotus - carpenter ants      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
carpenter ant - ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs
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Terayama, "The ant genus Camponotus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Japan) in Japan," Memories of Myrmecological Society of Japan, vol.
Characteristics of each species analyzed must be taken into consideration, ants of the genus Camponotus Mayr, 1861 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are denominated as major structural pests (Wilson 2003).
Internal reproductive system in adult males of the genus Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae).
Whereas myrmicinae species Wasmannia auropunctata, dolichoderine Linepithema humile and several species of the formicine genus Camponotus are mostly sap-sucking hemipteran tenders that complete their diet by predating on other arthropods.
Ants in the genus Camponotus are collectively known as carpenter ants because some species nest in wood and can be serious economic pests.