Ant Identification

Asked September 4, 2019, 2:29 PM EDT

Is this a carpenter ant? If not, what kind of ant is this?

Dakota County Minnesota

1 Response

Unfortunately, your photo does not show the key identifying features of the carpenter ant, which can only be seen from a side view: a single node at the waist and a rounded thorax. Read here:
https://extension.umn.edu/insects-infest-homes/carpenter-ants