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Photo#54321
Ponerine Ant - Ponera pennsylvanica - female

Ponerine Ant - Ponera pennsylvanica - Female
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 27, 2006
Size: about 4 mm
Once again, to my naked eye this was just another small underbark ro*ve bee*tle that I picked up with my licked fingertip technique. But under magnification it appeared to be another species of female beth*ylid wasp. Wrong again! It's a ponerine ant.

This ant had some dirt obscuring the upper head/neck juncture. I reconstructed the juncture with the clone stamp tool in PhotoShop after looking at other (poorer) images where the dirt was gone. In case it doesn't look quite right, that's why.

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Moved
Moved from Ponerinae.