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Photo#362711
Ant host for Cremastocheilus - Formica subsericea

Ant host for Cremastocheilus - Formica subsericea
Wood Co. SWA, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
May 10, 2007
Size: 9mm
This is the ant host for the beetle it is linked to.

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Mea maxima culpa - I went back and looked at a number of specimens of subsericea & argentea. So we're back where I started - These are subsericea, based on the head shape, with very convex vertex in full face view, rather than straight-margined, boxy rear margin of argentea.
What was I thinking?!?!

Moved
Jeff - Sorry to do this: Though I first thought this was subsericea, the few, small, erect bristles on the pronotum, the reddish tinged extremities, and silky pubescence of the gastral tergites now scream Formica argentea to me.

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Moved from Formica.

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