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black ant - Formica subsericea

black ant - Formica subsericea
Lake Meyer Park, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
May 31, 2019
Size: ~6 mm
Looking over the data and photos of black ants that are commonly found in Iowa on BugGuide, I found a fair match for this black ant in Formica subsericea. I hope these photos show enough details to determine what it really is.

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Thanks so much for confirming the identity of this black ant as Formica subsericea, James! This is a new ant species find for me!

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