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Subject: I cAN’T identify this insect.
Location: Whittier California
April 8, 2017 9:27 pm
Found this guy on my porch. Never seen anything quite like it in this part of Southern California. I’m currently working on a few non local bonsai and was thinking he came along for the ride. Any info would help. Thanks.
Signature: Jay Miles


Dear Jay,
This is certainly an Ant.  How large is it?  Was it alone?

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Whittier, California

One Response to Carpenter Ant Queen

  1. Ben says:

    I believe that this is not an Argentine Ant. This is a Camponotus (or Carpenter Ant) queen, probably mated.
    Argentine ant queens have small heads and slightly resemble Paratrechina Longicornis queens.

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