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Photo#224768
ant - Ponera pennsylvanica

ant - Ponera pennsylvanica
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 13, 2008
Size: 4mm
I thought this was an ant until I saw the enlarged picture and it looks like it has tiny wing stubs.

a ponerine ant, i believe
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Thanks
This one must be a new queen or a male that just dropped it's wings.

 
Just curious
How was this ID made? There isn't much in the info page and I don't know what to look for.

 
I'm going by the comment
by Don Chsndler under this picture about there only being one species in New England for this genus.

 
in these guys, all indiv. look about the same,
they're funny primitive ants

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