Camponotus nearcticus
Kansas City, Kansas, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2003
Camponotus nearcticus is one of the more widespread members of the small carpenter ants (subgenus Myrmentoma). Here is a major worker.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.