Small worker of Camponotus semitestaceus, Valley Springs CA

This is a smaller worker of Camponotus semitestaceus. We commonly refer to these ants as ‘red and black carpenter ants’. These small workers are quite in contrast with the larger workers.

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ID by Dr. Philip Ward.

Collected by Andrew Springer, Berry Hill Road, Valley Springs CA.

6 July 2022