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Formicid - Temnothorax texanus

Formicid - Temnothorax texanus
Fort McCoy SNA, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
June 30, 2007
Size: just over 2mm
Collected in barrier-pitfall trap (17-30 June 2007) in oak savanna.


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Formicid - Temnothorax texanus Formicid - Temnothorax texanus

Moved from Formicoxenini.

Myrmicinae: Temnothorax
This is Temnothorax texanus, widely associated with ecologically intact, sandy-soil grassland and open woodland habitats in the US Southeast, extending well north along the Atlantic Coast and in the Mississippi Valley.

Thanks James.

Moved from Myrmicinae.

Tribe Leptothoracini (worker) at any rate
But genus Leptothorax could be another possibility. The only way to tell for sure is counting the antennal segments. If there are twelve of them, then this is indeed a Temnothorax, if only eleven, then this is a Leptothorax.

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