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Species Nesomyrmex wilda

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Myrmicinae
Tribe Crematogastrini
Genus Nesomyrmex
Species wilda (Nesomyrmex wilda)
Explanation of Names
Nesomyrmex wilda Francke & Merickel 1982
Identification
Looks very similar to Temnothorax and has 3 pairs of blunt spines on the thoracic dorsum. This combination of characters are found in no other US ant.
Range
Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley, south to Guatemala. More abundant in northern parts of its range.
Habitat
Arboreal dead wood cavity nester, from sound to decayed and powdery. Does not seem to be picky about tree species for nesting.