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Species Brachymyrmex depilis

Ants - winged female - Brachymyrmex depilis - female ant - Brachymyrmex depilis Another Ant/Wasp Question - Brachymyrmex depilis Tiny Red Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis Unknown Tiny Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis Queen - Brachymyrmex depilis - female Unknown Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis Brachymyrmex depilis
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 Formicinae
Tribe Myrmelachistini
Genus Brachymyrmex (Rover ants)
Species depilis (Brachymyrmex depilis)
Workers of this species are tiny, about 1.25 mm in length, until they fill up their crops with honeydew from subterranean aphids, etc. and expand to nearly 2.0 mm. [comment by James C. Trager]