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Genus Prenolepis - False Honey Ants

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Genus Prenolepis (False Honey Ants)
Other Common Names
Winter Ant
Numbers
1 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
3-4 mm
Identification
mandible triangular, with 5 or 6 teeth (rarely 7); in dorsal view, mesonotum severely constricted giving the mesosoma a distinctive hourglass-like shape; dorsal surface of mesosoma smooth and very shiny
Range
most of the United States, plus southern Ontario and Mexico
Internet References
overview of genus and the single nearctic species (Kye Hedlund, U. of North Carolina)
pinned adult image of P. imparis (Insects of Cedar Creek, Minnesota)