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Species Odontomachus ruginodis - Rough-node Snapping Ant

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Ponerinae
Tribe Ponerini
Genus Odontomachus (Trap-jaw Ants)
Species ruginodis (Rough-node Snapping Ant)
Identification
I would rather lean for the very similar O. ruginodis (introduced, and now more common than O. brunneus). 1st dorsal segment of the gaster appears to be shining, hairless or almost so, while O. brunneus is hairy and has a distinct wooly to silky effect. (R. Vernier, 28.i.2010)
Range
native to West Indies, adventive in our area: se. US (FL-MS)(1) (map)
Habitat
in FL, common in disturbed areas, on beaches, in open woods(2)
Works Cited
1.Ants of the Southeastern United States by Joe A. MacGown
2.Exotic ants in Florida
Deyrup M., Davis L., Cover S. 2000. Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 126: 293-326.