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Flower-visiting Formica - Formica incerta - female

Flower-visiting Formica - Formica incerta - Female
Newburyport/ Joppa Flats Education Center, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 6, 2015
Size: about 7 mm
found foraging on the ground of a wild flower bed on the Joppa Ed. Center grounds. Formicas commonly seen there on Qeen Ann's Lace and Butterfly Weed flowers. Location, size, faster hairs, and lack of hairs on promesonotom or propodeum seem to indicate F. pallidefulva, but I am new at ants and would like confirmation. Sharp ridge in the middle of the clypeus doesn't seem to match faces of other specimens, though. These ants really move when alarmed! I have seen other individuals in the same area feeding on Queen Ann's Lace.

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Flower-visiting Formica - Formica incerta - female Flower-visiting Formica - Formica incerta - female Flower-visiting Formica - Formica incerta - female

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Formica incerta
Looks like Formica incerta.

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