1. Location (on a map) of collection: Paintsville, KY U.S.A.
2. Date of collection: 6/16/2019
3. Habitat of collection: Suburban area, very close to forest and woods though. Some dry clear areas nearby as well.
4. Length (from head to gaster): 8 – 9mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Glossy Black, very dark brown near moth underneath head (so dark its almost black in most lighting)
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Crematogaster due to heart shaped gaster.
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description:
9. Nuptial flight time and date: Time unknown, date 6/16/2019
Found three of them, first at 11:30 AM, second at 12:00 PM, and third at around 2:00 PM. Temperature reached around lower 80s F today and the humidity was above 30%. Been storming a lot recently (full week storms, this last two days dry and sunny). Night before reached down to mid 40s F.
Sorry I couldn’t get better pictures, I’m stuck using a bad phone and a clip on Macro lens.