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Species Brachymyrmex depilis

Very small red-brown ants connected to pavement ant nest - Brachymyrmex depilis Very small red-brown ants connected to pavement ant nest - Brachymyrmex depilis WORKER Size Comparison - Brachymyrmex depilis Unknown Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis worker - Brachymyrmex depilis Brachymyrmex depilis Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis very small semi-transparent ant species in bare open sparsley planted dirt patch near a deep cm wide hole in dirt. - Brachymyrmex depilis - female
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 Myrmelachistini
Genus Brachymyrmex (Rover ants)
Species depilis (Brachymyrmex depilis)
Other Common Names
Hairless rover ant
Remarks
Workers of this species are tiny, about 1.25 mm in length, until they fill up their crops with honeydew from subterranean aphids, etc. and expand to nearly 2.0 mm. [comment by James C. Trager]