Here are close-up photographs showing what a carpenter ant looks like:
As you can see, a carpenter ant is comprised of three body parts, six legs and large mandibles. Up close, it’s a fierce-looking insect. Imagine standing directly in front of one that’s 20 feet tall.
What does a carpenter ant with wings look like?
Some carpenter ants have wings; specifically male carpenter ants and breeding females have wings. Below is a close-up photograph of a winged carpenter ant:
What does a queen carpenter ant look like?
A queen carpenter ant grows to one inch long which is much bigger than the other carpenter ants.
Here’s a close-up picture of a queen carpenter ant:
Here’s a picture of queen carpenter ant among smaller worker carpenter ants to give you an idea just how much bigger the queen is:
What do carpenter ant larvae look like?
Here’s a close-up picture of carpenter ant larvae in a carpenter ant nest.
What are the different parts of a carpenter ant?
Below is a series of carpenter ant photos from different angles setting out the different parts of a carpenter ant (winged and non-winged).
How big are carpenter ants?
Worker carpenter ants are 3/8 to 1/2 inch long. The queen carpenter ant grows to 1 inch long. Yes, carpenter ants are fairly large among the different types of ants.
What are the different types of carpenter ants?
There are various species of carpenter ants but another way to classify them are worker carpenter ants, winged males and the queen. They come in different colors as well; Some are all black, some are black and brown, some are red, black and brown and some have a lot of red (orange-red). Check out the following red Florida carpenter ant.
What are the signs you have carpenter ants?
The main sign that you have carpenter ants, other than carpenter ants walking around your house, is the following [source: Dynastypest.com]:
- Fine sawdust on the floor next to walls.
- Soft crinkling coming from inside your walls.
- Tunnels through wood, which can be detected by hollow-sounding wood. Check it out: