On Thursday 7-24-2014 I found this Temnothorax caguatan alate on my black light trap up in Trabuco Canyon, California. It was a very warm, calm and humid night.
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1. Location of collection: Trabuco Canyon, California.
2. Date of collection: 7-24-2014.
3. Habitat of collection: Chaparral/Oak Forest.
4. Length (from head to gaster): 5mm (queen).
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Head and thorax rugose; brown head, redish-orange thorax, dark brown gaster.
6. Distinguishing characteristics:
A few days later it laid a few eggs.
Her larvae grew slow, and she finally got her first worker a few days ago, almost two months later.
Edit: I added new microscope pictures of one of the nanitic workers.
Edited by dspdrew, June 3 2015 - 12:18 AM.