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Unknown Myrmecine alate - Solenopsis - female

Unknown Myrmecine alate - Solenopsis - Female
Murphy, Collin County, Texas, USA
June 26, 2017
Fairly small for a queen - maybe 4-5mm? I can't decide if this is Solenopsis or Pheidole - the antenna looks very slightly clubbed, which would have me lean towards solenopsis, but it's awful small and doesn't have the squarish head of thief ants. The tufts of hair escaping from the gaster seams seem pretty odd to me - not something I've noticed in anything really.

I have a few other shots, but nothing really shows the face very well. I'll add one more...

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Unknown Myrmecine alate - Solenopsis - female Unknown Myrmecine alate - Solenopsis - female

Moved
Moved from Ants.

 
Thanks
Thanks for the ID. Frustrating I can't seem to figure this out though :)

Also...
I should really mention that we just had some major landscaping done, including lots of new shrubberies, soil, and mulch - so this could easily be from out-of-state if we can't find something that matches in-state.

Monomorium
Upon further reflection, I think its a Monomorium sp.

It seems way too light in color to be M. minimum. But that's fooled me before for individual workers.

It's not Monomorium cyaneum since the queen is wingless there.

Shaped entirely wrong for M. pharaonis from what I can see.

M. ergatogyna maybe? Certainly not convinced.

And that should be it for the genus in my area. Thoughts?

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