Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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Author(s): Gary Alpert, Harvard University
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus (De Geer) - (black carpenter ant)

The ant destroys outdoor wooden structures like power poles and is also an omnivorous household pest in Asia and North America. However, it is also a predator of insects and can be beneficial, see the page on Camponotus pennsylvanicus (predator).

Vernacular names
• English: black carpenter ant
• Español: hormiga carpintera negra
• Français: fourmi noire gâte-bois

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.