Camponotus pennsylvanicus
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus

    Black Carpenter Ants

    Camponotus pennsylvanicus are the largest and most abundant Carpenter Ants in the eastern United States. Known for their enormous queens which can reach up to an inch long, C. pennsylvanicus are a prized species among ant-keepers.

    • Minor Worker Size: 6 - 7 mm

      Major Worker Size: 12 - 13 mm

      Queen Size: 20 - 23 mm


      Subfamily: Formicinae

      Species Tribe: Camponotini


      Coloration/Hue: Black with silver/gold pubescence

      Nuptial Flight (TOY): April - July

      Nuptial Flight (TOD): Night


      Polymorphic: Yes

      Polygynous: No

      Polydomous: No