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Black and Red Ant - Formica obscuriventris

Black and Red Ant - Formica obscuriventris
Milton, Massachusetts, USA
July 6, 2005
Size: 6mm

Could be F. integra
I don't see any hint of the erect setae on the middle and hind tibiae that characterize F. obscuriventris. Also, what I can see of the clypeal cross section doesn't appear boxy enough. A higher-res image would help, if you have one, Tom.

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Hope this shows enough detail.

More specifically, this is Formica obscuriventris.
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Formica obscuriventris
Thanks for the identification. It matches up nicely with the picture.

Formica sp.
This is probably a species of Formica, some of which build huge mounds of fir needles.

Thanks for the ID Eric.

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