Camponotus pennsylvanicus (predator)

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus head (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Gary Alpert, Harvard University
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Camponotus pennsylvanicus (predator) (De Geer)

The ant destroys outdoor wooden structures like power poles and is a household pest (see Camponotus pennsylvanicus as pest). However, is is also a beneficial predator of other insect pests. This page deals with the latter aspect.

Publications covering Camponotus pennsylvanicus (predator)

Ecology and Evolution (2019) 9, 12099-12112
Michael S. Singer, Robert E. Clark, Emily R. Johnson, Isaac H. Lichter-Marck, Kailen A. Mooney and Kenneth D. Whitney (2019)
Dietary specialization is conditionally associated with increased ant predation risk in a temperate forest caterpillar community

Florida Entomologist (2009) 92, 304-308
R.M. Verble and F.M. Stephen (2009)
Occurrence of Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in trees previously infested with Enaphalodes rufulus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

Agricultural and Forest Entomology (2008) 10, 205-213
Vanessa L. Muilenburg, Fiona L. Goggin, Stephanie L. Hebert, Lingling Jia and Fred M. Stephen (2008)
Ant predation on red oak borer confirmed by field observation and molecular gut-content analysis