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Pogonomyrmex - Pogonomyrmex californicus

Pogonomyrmex - Pogonomyrmex californicus
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 9, 2016
Pogonomyrmex, maybe P. maricopa?

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Pogonomyrmex - Pogonomyrmex californicus Pogonomyrmex - Pogonomyrmex californicus

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Spineless propodeum is like P*maricopa, but smooth (not finely areolate) interrugal spaces on the head make this the all-red, coastal region version of P. californicus.

 
Thanks!
Was considering P. californicus too but couldn't find a good characteristic to differentiate. The antwiki page for P. maricopa seems to indicate how puctate the epinotum is key and that rugosity isn't a great guide, but when I went looking I couldn't find significant differences in the antweb shots between them as comparisons. All pretty subtle stuff it seems!

Thanks again!

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