Honey Island Swamp, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA August 3, 2011 Size: 4.2 mm
Interesting ant mimic. Wouldn't have grabbed it, except its foraging behavior was a little too speedy and frantic even for an ant, so it caught my attention. The wings aren't quite vestigial, but certainly not long enough for flight. It did flicker the wings while I was observing it, which is the only way I noticed them at first.
If any interested party suggests a more diagnostic set of photos I can take (tarsi, mouthparts, whatever), I'll try to do so.
Contributed by Mark Fox on 16 August, 2011 - 11:42pm Last updated 12 December, 2012 - 5:08pm
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