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Photo#1130935
Long legged solitary ant - Novomessor cockerelli - female

Long legged solitary ant - Novomessor cockerelli - Female
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
August 29, 2015
Size: 2 cm

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Long legged solitary ant - Novomessor cockerelli - female Long legged solitary ant - Novomessor cockerelli - female Long legged solitary ant - Novomessor cockerelli - female

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Aphaenogaster
Aphaenogaster cockerelli perhaps? Body shape is tough to make out in these photos - a profile should would probably help (me) some.

Edit: actually doubt it - A. cockerelli is out of range for Texas. Maybe A. fulva instead? Nothing at https://www.antweb.org/images.do?subfamily=myrmicinae&genus=aphaenogaster&rank=genus&project=texasants seems to match those eyes that I can see, and the propedeum is too obscured for me to see the spikes/shape...

 
Thank you!
Thank you Seth for your kind assistance and your time. I appreciate your help and attention. I am attaching one more photo with the spikes much more visible. Maybe it helps.

 
Thanks!
Much better shot, and it should eliminate several species from consideration with those huge propedal spines. I still don't really see anything that fits it in known range - so either I'm missing it (likely) or you've got a specimen expanding the known range.

I'm pretty confident that it's Aphaenogaster, but someone else will have to have a go at it to get any further than genus.

 
I could
look for this ant and mail you specimens if you're interested. However, there have been several instances when I cannot find a specimen that I photographed before even after returning to the same site repeatedly. The idea of stumbling onto something new is always thrilling. Thank you for your kind assistance.

 
That's beyond my ability to p
That's beyond my ability to put it to use (I'm just an enthusiast, and don't have a collection other than in images), though perhaps whoever looks at this next may be interested.

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