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Photo#260546
Small ant grooming - Linepithema humile - female

Small ant grooming - Linepithema humile - Female
Lake Forest, California, Orange County, California, USA
March 22, 2009
Size: 2-3mm at most
Is it possible to i.d. ants from photos?

Looks like an Argentine ant,
Looks like an Argentine ant, Linepithema humile. Very common here in Southern California.

 
Argentine ant
Thanks Gordon!

Ant IDs from photos?
Yes, they're possible, and we have a couple really good people here. That said, not all ants get IDs. You do have a good shot here, so let's hope! (If memory serves, there are some 300 ant species in SoCal.)

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