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Pheidole dentata Mayr, 1886 - Pheidole dentata - female

Pheidole dentata Mayr, 1886 - Pheidole dentata - Female
Village of San Leanna (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
January 23, 2009
Size: ~ 2.5 mm
Det. Steven Wang, 2019

shot at UV lights in a small mesic patch under an oak-willow canopy...

Very common in central-eastern Austin, becomes less common further west into limestone hill country.

Moved from Big-headed Ants.

Looks like a Pheidole minor
Looks like a Pheidole minor worker.

Members of Tribe Pheidolini @ local UT, Austin field station...

Thanks for the ID.

Here are the members of the tribe from the nearby field station:

Tribe Pheidolini

* Aphaenogaster texana Emery
* Pheidole bicarinata Forel
* Pheidole constipata Wheeler
* Pheidole dentata Mayr
* Pheidole floridana Emery
* Pheidole hyatti Emery
* Pheidole metallescens Emery
* Pheidole sp. A (near casta)
* Pheidole sp. B (near lamia)
* Pheidole crassicornis
* Pheidole pelor
* Pheidole mera

Thanks again, Mike

Mike Leaning toward it being
Leaning toward it being a hyatti minor.

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