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TINY Ant - Solenopsis molesta - female

TINY Ant - Solenopsis molesta - Female
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
July 15, 2007
Size: 1.5 mm
OK, so the image sucks really bad, but these things are freakin' tiny and were waaaay beyond the limits of my camera's effectiveness. They were found in the vicinity of both Formica sp. and Lasius sp. colonies, so they may be associated with one of those two. They were captured from crackers I dropped from my car. I ID'd them with keys in The Ants of Ohio (Coovert, 2005). I'll frass this image when (if?) we get better photos.