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Queen Ant ID (Brachymyrmex sp.) (Trabuco Canyon, California) (7-29-2014)

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 28 2014 - 11:26 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

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): 3mm.
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: All Light orangish-brown.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Anything else distinctive:
8. Nest description:











#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 28 2014 - 11:32 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Brachymyrmex I think... a very small one.

#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 16 2014 - 10:41 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Dr. James C. Trager: Definitely Brachymyrmex - Maybe one that's not fully developed for some reason, or possibly an undescribed parasite. (Three such tiny parasites are awaiting description in Nylanderia.)

#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 16 2014 - 10:44 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

I found another one of these exactly like this one on my black light in the same area.

#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 2 2015 - 5:42 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Updated the images of this unidentified Brachymyrmex sp. with two new stacked images.

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