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Ant ID (Neivamyrmex nigrescens) (O'Neill Regional Park, Orange County, CA) (4-26-2013)

ONeill Regional Park Orange County California Neivamyrmex nigrescens dspdrew ant id

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 19 2013 - 10:04 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Location:  O'Neill Regional Park, Orange County, California.
Habitat:  Oak forest.
Coloration, Dark red head and thorax, orange gaster, orange legs, black mandibles.
Length:  4mm - 6mm.
Distinguishing characteristics:  Small eyes.
When I came across these ants, they were walking in a dense trail. I followed the trail to what looked like a nest in the ground in a grassy area. After about 5 minutes, I noticed the trail had ended and the last part of it was just moving into the nest.
These ants go crazy whenever I breathe on them the slightest bit.
I also notice they have zero interest in honey, so it was very hard to get clear pictures of them

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 19 2013 - 10:06 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Neivamyrmex nigrescens according to Mrmacophyl.







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