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winged ant - Cyphomyrmex - male

winged ant - Cyphomyrmex - Male
Village of San Leanna, (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
October 12, 2008
Size: 3 mm
At lights in a small mesic patch under an oak-willow canopy...

I can't ID male ants but it l
I can't ID male ants but it looks very ... Atta ish. Perhaps one of the fungus growing genera?

Cyphomyrmex sp.?
Looks very similar to the small Cyphomyrmex males I saw when I excavated a nest over the summer.

Twp spp. of Cyphomyrmex on the local UT list...
Per UT's Formicidae (Ants) of Brackenridge Field Laboratory list, these are the two spp. known from Austin:

Cyphomyrmex rimosus
Cyphomyrmex wheeleri

Thanks!! Mike

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