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Hymenoptera > Formicidae > Myrmicinae > Solenopsis xyloni - Solenopsis xyloni

Hymenoptera > Formicidae > Myrmicinae > Solenopsis xyloni - Solenopsis xyloni
Lokern Ecological Preserve, Kern County, California, USA
June 30, 2017
Size: 4mm
Lokern Ecological Preserve, bet Buttonwillow & McKittrick
Center of Preserve is approximately N35.377° W119.575°
Collected from arrays of unbaited pitfall traps, at night.
From desert scrub shrubland (Atriplex polycarpa).
Collected by Greg Warrick and Christopher Hauser,
Center for Natural Lands Management.

Not Veromessor
Shorter wings and scapes, 12 segmented antennae, bidentate petiolar dorsum lead me to Solenopsis.

 
Thank you.
Thanks. I'll edit the title to match your ID.

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Moved from ID Request.

 
Thank you.
Thank you for moving this into ants. I saw the nodes on the petiole, but the antennae did not look ant-like. Based on your comment, I'm editing the title to call this Veromessor pergandei, which is very common in that area. Thanks again!

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