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Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) is a species of carpenter ant. It is the most common carpenter ant pest in the United States.
View Wikipedia Record: Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)[1]
Armadillidium vulgare (pillbug)[1]
Asclepias syriaca (broadleaf milkweed)[1]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[1]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[1]
Hypogastrura nivicola (snow flea)[1]
Lepidosaphes ulmi (apple oystershell scale)[1]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[1]
Odontopus calceatus (Sassafras weevil)[1]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[1]
Reticulitermes flavipes (eastern subterranean termite)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)[1]
Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Apis mellifera (honey bee)5
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)2
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)3
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)5
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)3
Carduelis tristis (American Goldfinch)1
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)3
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)3
Diapheromera femorata (Common American Walkingstick)1
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)3
Dumetella carolinensis (Grey Catbird)1
Marmota monax (woodchuck)1
Melanerpes carolinus (Red-bellied Woodpecker)1
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)3
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)3
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)2
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)2
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)2
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)6
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)3
Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker)2
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)1
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)2
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)1
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)5
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)3
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)3
Tyrannus tyrannus (Eastern Kingbird)1
Vireo olivaceus (Red-eyed Vireo)1
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)2
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)1

Predators

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)[1]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[1]
Baeolophus bicolor (Tufted Titmouse)[1]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[1]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[1]
Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)[1]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[1]
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[1]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[1]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[1]
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)[1]
Picoides pubescens (Downy Woodpecker)[1]
Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander)[1]
Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee)[1]
Proctacanthus philadelphicus[2]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[1]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[1]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[1]
Sitta carolinensis (White-breasted Nuthatch)[1]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[1]
Vespula maculifrons (eastern yellowjacket)[1]

Providers

Shelter 
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)[1]
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (American ivy)[1]
Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)[1]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[1]
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)[1]
Quercus velutina (Black Oak)[1]
Salix nigra (black willow)[1]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[1]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[1]
Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[1]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
Protected Areas provided by Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access