1. Location (on a map) of collection:
Northern Midwest US, Near great lakes. Collected on my Family's farm.
2. Date of collection:
Today Aug/18/22 around 12pm, weather was clear and sunny about 80F, no recent rain.
3. Habitat of collection:
Farmland/ Shaded yard, collected on cement sidewalk
4. Length (from head to gaster):
Unkown, About as large (maybe a tad larger) as C. pennsylvanicus nanitic. She is in an AC test tube in the pictures if that helps for scale.
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:
Redish orange, very smooth and shiny
6. Distinguishing characteristics:
Short and round gaster with no obvious segments. 2 spines on lower end of the thorax on either side (visible in 1 photo) and 2 petiole.
7. Distinguishing behavior:
Relatively calm, walked right on my hand and into the test tube, stayed pretty still for photos even under a bright light. Not something I can usually get ants to do
8. Nest description:
9. Nuptial flight time and date:
The shape of the gaster is really what's throwing me off, I had some one suggest already that she may be Solenopsis invicta how ever they do not live near my range but other Solenopsis may.