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Genus Tapinoma

Odorous House Ant - Tapinoma sessile - female Little ants under bark of dead tree - Tapinoma sessile Ants with aphids  - Tapinoma sessile ant or wasp or? - Tapinoma sessile Unidentified Ants - Tapinoma sessile Ant sp. - Tapinoma sessile Tapinoma sessile Tiny ants - Tapinoma sessile
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 Dolichoderinae (Odorous Ants)
Tribe Tapinomini
Genus Tapinoma
Identification
"Very unnoticeable scale between alitrunk and gaster is a diagnostic feature of this genus." -- Richard Vernier