Carpenter Ant  (three photos)
Camponotus

Carpesnter ants
This Carpenter Ant is tending to aphids.  Aphids emit a sweet nectar that attracts the ants and
so the ants guard them.  Symbiosis in the sweetest sense. © Carol Davis, 9-14-2008

ants ahring nectar
The ants gather the sweet liquid emitted by the aphids with their antenna.  Perhaps they are sharing it in this photo taken at
Strawberry Reservoir in Utah.  © Carol Davis, 9-14-2008

large ant
A different colored Carpenter Ant in Salt Lake City, Utah © Carol Davis, 7-3-2008

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