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black carpenter ant – Camponotus pennsylvanicus

black carpenter ant - Camponotus pennsylvanicus

The black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) doesn’t usually spend its time in water, but when it does, it uses its forelegs to paddle and its mid legs to row. Its hind legs may serve as rudders. (Photo credit: Stephen P. Yanoviak, Ph.D.)

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