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Photo#608810
Winged Red Ant - Manica hunteri

Winged Red Ant - Manica hunteri
In Westwood - elevation 5100ft, Lassen County, California, USA
October 12, 2011
Size: Body length 9mm

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Of the two red species in California, the stout infrapetiolar keel pegs this one to M. hunteri. I can't address the matter of flight time - lacking any experience with this as a living ant.

 
Thank you James & Richard!
I appreciate the ID, and your comments for this ant.

Subfamily Myrmicinae - winged queen
A nice, but somewhat puzzling specimen. Bright red color, size and overall outline seem to suggest Manica sp., but this is no by no way a conclusive ID. Here in the Alps, Manica rubida is among the earliest swarming species - between late April and early June according to altitude - so this doesn't match at all with this autumn-swarming one.
Hopefully Dr Trager will know.

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