Carpenter Ants!

Can you identify the life-cycle present in this picture? Well I think I see larva, pupa and adults, I don’t see any eggs. I was at a cabin in New Mexico and spotted these Carpenter Ants under a piece of wood. The next day they had decided to move on and I couldn’t locate them. These are officially my nemesis – in Florida they caused me the most aggravation. They can enter homes in a variety of sneaky ways, including telephone or cable lines.  But outside they are a large ant and will excavate wood to make a home.

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