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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Myrmecocystus - Honeypot Ants

F8 - Myrmecocystus Honeypot Ant Tending Aphids - Myrmecocystus Ant - Myrmecocystus mexicanus Ant - Myrmecocystus mexicanus Honey Pot Ant? - Myrmecocystus Red banded Ant - Myrmecocystus Myrmecocystus mexicanus Formica sp.? - Myrmecocystus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Formicinae
Tribe Lasiini
Genus Myrmecocystus (Honeypot Ants)
arid regions of w. NA(1)
soil-nesting ants of arid regions(1)
Some members of each colony become living storage containers and hang from the ceilings of nest chambers deep underground, their abdomens greatly swollen with food(1)