April 18, 2011- This is a Carpenter Ant, genus Camponotus. Found him on the side of the house eating some type of vegetation. They don't eat wood, they only nest in it. (Day 108:365 @sharkbayte)
prime lensEF 100mm f2.8L IS USM MACROCanonCanon_5DMKIIChapel Hill Orange County NCChapel Hill Orange County North CarolinaGenus Camponotus Carpenter AntsHandheld_Macroanimalapril_2011bugfaunahandheldinsectsprime_lensspringspring_2011
Heard of them but this is the first sighting!
Whoa! That's one weird looking ant you've caught there!
Scary looking ant!
Wow it looks so big ! Great shot