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Ant 9 - Pheidole

Ant 9 - Pheidole
Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
June 11, 2011
Size: 3 mm
Collected between 5.VI.2011 and 16.VI.2011; skimmed from swimming pool.

No idea on this one. Has 13 antennal segments, with 2nd being inflated (almost spherical) and the terminal one elongate, maybe 1.3x as long as penultimate.

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No keys and few photos are available to males of this abundant and species-rich genus. Based on the color and shininess, it might be P. tysoni, but frankly, this is only a little better than a shot in the dark.

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