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Ant 10 - Crematogaster - female

Ant 10 - Crematogaster - Female
Rotonda West, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
June 5, 2011
Size: 7.4 mm
Collected at UV light.

11-segmented antennae, 5 teeth on mandible. Temnothorax sp.?

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Ant 10 - Crematogaster - female Ant 10 - Crematogaster - female

Moved from Ants.

Crematogaster sp. (Acrobat Ant) - winged female
Proportions of 1st large urite vs postpetiolus is diagnostic for this genus. One of the brown species, like C. ashmeadi or C. cerasi.

I was way off on that one.

Using this key, the pronotal pleurae are mostly smooth and propodeal spines short, indicating probably C. ashmeadi or C. pinicola. I am leaning towards C. pinicola based on coloration.

I agree.
The very short propodeal spines and color pattern do seem indicative, Brad. The problem is that the pictures, as is often the case, do not show diagnostic (key) characters, and for this genus, there are no keys to queens in any case. So while C. pinicola seems likely, it's not certain.

Btw, if you would ever like specimens of ants that I post, let me know. I try to keep series of them when I can.

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