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Species Pheidole metallescens

Pheidole metallescens Emery - Pheidole metallescens - female Unknown Ant - Pheidole metallescens - female Unknown Ant - Pheidole metallescens - female Pheidole metallescens Tiny Black Ant - Pheidole metallescens Tiny Black Ant - Pheidole metallescens Pheidole metallescens Pheidole metallescens
Classification
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 Myrmicinae
Tribe Attini ("Higher" myrmicines - no group name)
Genus Pheidole (Big-headed Ants)
Species metallescens (Pheidole metallescens)
Explanation of Names
Pheidole metallescens Emery, 1895
metallescens - Latin for 'metallic,' alluding to the gun-metal blue reflections from the body of the minor. - AntWeb
Range
s. TX to c. FL, OK - AntWeb
Habitat
Oak Scrub - AntWeb
Life Cycle
Each colony has a single queen. The minor workers, often accompanied by majors, collect small grass seeds and scavenge for dead arthropods. - AntWeb
Internet References
Ants of the Southeastern US - Joe MacGown, 2014