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Queen Ant ID (Brachymyrmex sp.) (Orange, California) (7-4-2014)

brachymyrmex ant id dspdrew orange california queen dealate

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 14 2014 - 9:55 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

1. Location of collection:  Orange, California.
2. Date of collection:  7-4-2014.
3. Habitat of collection: Landscaped apartment complex (urban/suburban).
4. Length (from head to gaster):  4mm.
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  All light redish-brown.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Anything else distinctive: 
8. Nest description: 







#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 14 2014 - 10:06 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Brachymyrmex depilis I guess...

#3 Offline Mathiacus - Posted July 15 2014 - 12:38 AM


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Creepy flashback. Looking at the resolution of this ants compound eye. My son and I had an immobilised ant on a slide looking at it through the microscope. I switched it to 450x zoom and when I focused it in it was centred directly on this live ant's eye. It was horrifying! The hate! The malice! Freaked my boy out too. We vowed never to do that again.

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