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Recurring hymenoptera - Neivamyrmex - male

Recurring hymenoptera - Neivamyrmex - Male
Florida Canyon Station, Santa Rita Experimental Range, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 25, 2013
Came to lights...and saw this little wasp at many lights on many nights during the BugGuide gathering.

Not a great image (especially for wing venation) but I'm wondering what it is.

I'm intrigued by the large ocelli...which seem to be positioned quite far back, almost within the occiput!

Two images of a similar looking find the next night appear in the post below:

Moved from Ants.

Male army ant, genus Neivamyr
Male army ant, genus Neivamyrmex. most likely N. harrisii.

Thanks, Gordon
It's an interesting genus...glad to learn about (and glad to be able to place the post at a more refined rank).


Male Ant
Per a Hymenopterist friend who lives in southern Arizona, this is a male ant, and he suspects it to be a male of Pogonomyrmex, which come into his house at night, being attracted by the lights.

Wow...that's very interesting and surprising to me!
I wouldn't have guessed that this was an ant! The un-elbowed antennae, lack of any visible spine-like "node" near the base of the metasoma, and the long cylindrical abdomen didn't look ant-like to me.

But a bit of searching through the guide supports your friend's hypothesis. There are number of posts under Neivamyrmex that look very similar to the one here:

The second thumb above is from the same location as my post.

Many thanks to both your friend and you for the insight here.

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