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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 from pallidefulva group.


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: .

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

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