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Ant - Formica subsericea

Ant - Formica subsericea
Ackworth, Warren County, Iowa, USA
March 22, 2009
Size: ~5 mm
One of several ants exploring brick pile and adjacent flower garden wall in our front lawn. This one was just climbing onto the top of a brick having climbed up the wall when I snapped this photo. This may be the same species as a previous ID Request:, but I am submitting separately because they were in different sections of the yard ~50 feet apart. This ant seemed slightly larger than the other.

ID by James Trager
Thanks again, James!

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