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Photo#58668
Ant - Formica

Ant - Formica
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
June 19, 2006
This would be a small wasp or a good sized ant.
I thought wasp at first but the head looks like an ant.
However the antenna are not elbowed.

Moved
to no taxon page so IDed species can be added to taxonomy page at the species level.
This group was previously submitted at the species level, which only allowed the subspecies level to be added under it.

It is an ant. The antenna are
It is an ant. The antenna are elbowed, but they are streched out in this picture. The important thing is that the first antennal segment is very long, which you can see in the picture...

 
ant
Thanks Martin.
Is it possible to ID it at least to family?

 
Formica sp. (pallidefulva group) - winged queen
Body color is diagnostic for this species group of the genus Formica.

 
ant
Thanks Richard.

 
Well, color turns out not to
Well, color turns out not to be so constant in most species. 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 individual, like some others from Oklahoma posted here, looks like the recently described Formica biophilica to me.

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