Carpenter Ants

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black carpenter ant Black Carpenter Ant Queen
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
black carpenter ant queen with first brood New Black Carpenter Ant
Queen with First Brood

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
black carpenter ant worker Black Carpenter Ant Worker
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Image supported by a grant from AgrEvo.
black carpenter ant head Black Carpenter head
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Image supported by a grant from AgrEvo.
black carpenter ant nest Black Carpenter Ant Nest in Trunk of Oak Tree
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
ant nest cross-section Black Carpenter Ant Nest Cross-Section in Oak Trunk
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant frass Black Carpenter Ant Frass
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant damage Black Carpenter Ant Damage
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant nest Nest in Cellulose Insulation Inside Exterior Wall Below Window
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
carpenter ant nest Black Carpenter Ant Nest in Cellulose Insulation Inside Exterior Wall
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

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