queen with red abdomen - Carebara longii
Austin, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Travis County, Texas, USA
August 18, 2011
Size: female about 8 mm
I've seen these distinctively colored queens several times so they are not uncommon. This particular female was found mating with a male, which then detached and flew away. A small jumping spider attacked the female, but she managed to repel it. Then another male mated with this same female. Busy lady.
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