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ant colony - Tapinoma sessile

ant colony - Tapinoma sessile
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
June 10, 2008
This ant colony was found enfolded in leaves of wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) about 2 feet off the ground. The ant larvae, if they are ant larvae, look much larger than the adult ants.

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Tapinoma sessile
Largest pupae are larger than workers because they are queen pupae (their size does match with the mother queen). This quite unusual location could be due to a previous flooding of their original nest.

 
Tapinoma sessile
Thanks. We did have quite a bit of rain last spring.

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