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Unknown Tiny Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis

Unknown Tiny Ant - Brachymyrmex depilis
Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
November 5, 2012
Found this ant while raking leaves, I actually caught it thinking it was a rove beetle. I've never noticed an ant like this in my yard and I don't think I've seen them on bugguide either, hopefully it's something special and can be added to the list of 16-18 species of ant found in my yard!

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Right you are, John and Jane.
The combination of acidopore, 9-segmented antennae and lack of standing setae indicate this species. These are all fattened up for the winter now.

The tiny ones like this that we see in Illinois
key out to Brachymyrmex, but...

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