Almost double the size of an Argentine ant worker, and loves to climb. I at first thought maybe Hypoponera opacior because we have a lot of those around, but she is too big for Hypoponera opacior. The other difference is I never had Hypoponera want to climb at all, what so ever and they are kinda slow. This worker is slow, but then goes really fast when climbing. I've never seen a worker ant like this here before in the apartment complex, and she is pretty decent sized. She as long as the Pheidole megacephala soldiers, but not as beefy. I found the worker on top of our grill on our porch, so I dunno how she managed to get up there and couldn't find anymore workers like her. She also has a weird shaped head I noticed.
I also noticed she tucks her legs into her body, but then like a spring, the legs jump out and her legs are actually pretty long for her body size. I'm not sure if the tucking in legs in her body means she is injured or something as I've never seen that behavior but its almost like a very tiny jump. But I notice she only does that if I move her around. Also her legs are super "sticky", if she ends up on my finger its really hard to get her off.
Here are some pictures
Edited by Vendayn, March 5 2019 - 7:14 PM.