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Photo#46353
ant - Formica dolosa

ant - Formica dolosa
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
March 31, 2006
Size: 6.5mm
Found under an old branch in a dirt road.

Moved
Moved from pallidefulva group.

Moved

Formica sp. (pallidefulva group) - worker
Compared with fusca-group, these ants have relatively small compound eyes.

 
The Formica pallidefulva grou
The Formica pallidefulva group was recently revised taxonomically. See this article for all the gory details: http://antbase.org/ants/publications/21293/21293.pdf .

This specimen seems to be F. dolosa, based on the somewhat brownish color and relatively dense pubscence of the gaster.

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