Male winged ant

6761.      Have lived in this older home over 30yrs and have not seen these bugs before. A few of these were flying around in my basement workshop this past week. There has been road reconstruction the past year. Lines on ruler are mm’s. Toronto, Ontario. Canada

 

Number 6761.  This is a male winged ant; most likely a carpenter ant in the genus Camponotus. You might want to inspect any exposed wood in your basement for signs of damage, Click here for more detailed information.