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Photo#1258348
brown-red and black Flying Fire Ant - Solenopsis xyloni - female

brown-red and black Flying Fire Ant - Solenopsis xyloni - Female
Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California, USA
July 11, 2016
Size: ~~ 7 mm (rough estimate)
Flew sluggishly, late in the day, over drought-stricken coastal sage scrub habitat.

Is this a Solenopsis xyloni gyne ?

P.S.: If a gyne is gravid does that render her royal ?

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brown-red and black Flying Fire Ant - Solenopsis xyloni - female brown-red and black Flying Fire Ant - Solenopsis xyloni - female brown-red and black Flying Fire Ant - Solenopsis xyloni - female

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Thanks for the confirmation, James !
We're blessed with having your expertise on BugGuide !

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