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Flying Ant - Prenolepis imparis - female

Flying Ant - Prenolepis imparis - Female
Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
April 5, 2005
Size: 10 mm
There were quite a few of these leaving a nest in our yard at sunset. The workers were about 5mm, and I'll try to add a shot of them in hopes of an ID.

False Honey Ant (Prenolepis imparis) - winged female
I guess the head of one of these workers can be seen at the left of the picture. If so, we can confidently attribute this female to P. imparis, one of the few species whose sexuals take their flight so early in the season.

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