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Genus Cardiocondyla

Small, slender, brown-red Ant with blackish ovoid abdomen, two metasomal nodes, and small propodeal spine - Cardiocondyla mauritanica - female very small ant on pricky pear--Cardiocondyla? - Cardiocondyla Unknown Ant - Cardiocondyla emeryi - female Unknown Ant - Cardiocondyla emeryi - female small ant - Cardiocondyla mauritanica Unknown Ant - Cardiocondyla obscurior - female Possibly Cardiocondyla sp. - Cardiocondyla - female Possibly Cardiocondyla sp. - Cardiocondyla - 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 Myrmicinae
Tribe Crematogastrini
Genus Cardiocondyla
Range
A subtropical to tropical Old World genus with many introduced species in the US. In our area, only in the southern states or in warm artificial environments in the more temperate states.
Habitat
Inconspicuous nests in soil.
Remarks
Small ants that go unnoticed by most even though they can be locally common. Hard to detect if you are not looking for them.