National Geographic : 1952 Aug
© National Geographic Society ' Carpenter Ant Carves Its Nest in Wood With powerful jaws the Carpenter Ant hollows out galleries in logs, stumps, poles, or old buildings. Unlike termites, it does not eat the wood, but it often damages porches and window sills. Carpenters are the largest of the North American ants. This specimen, 3~ inch long, was chilled to keep it quiet for the photograph. Kodachromes by Paul A. Zahl (enlarged 7 and 4 times) + Exposed! A Member of the Underground A widely destructive pest, thiswhite grub, an imma ture Scarab Beetle, lives in the soil, where it attacks roots of grains, vegetables, flowers, and grasses. "Port holes" are breathing pores. The "eye" near the dark head is an internal organ visible through the translucent body. Normally the larva lies coiled.