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Genus Tapinoma

Tapinoma melanocephalum *Ant* ID Request - Tapinoma sessile Tapinoma sessile? - Tapinoma sessile Formicidae? - Tapinoma sessile - female Ants under rock - Tapinoma sessile Lasius? 8 - Tapinoma sessile Ant nest under stone - Tapinoma sessile Possibly Tapinoma melanocephalum - Tapinoma melanocephalum - 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 Dolichoderinae (Odorous Ants)
Tribe Tapinomini
Genus Tapinoma
Identification
"Very unnoticeable scale between alitrunk and gaster is a diagnostic feature of this genus." -- Richard Vernier