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Trachymyrmex worker? Dallas Texas 5/30/2018

ant worker id identification needed

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#1 Offline Studio - Posted May 30 2018 - 2:43 PM

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1. North Central Dallas Texas
2. 5/30/2013
3. Apartment Complex from an ant mound
4. About 3mm
5. Dull orange, rough texture, spiney
6. Triangular head and jaws, little spines on thorax
7. Calm
8. Crescent shaped mound

I'm actually just very astounded that I found something other than fire ants.
There was a recent rain a few days ago and a mound that was never there before appeared out of no where. I'm assuming it's some sort Trachymyrmex?

Here is a photo of the mound

 

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and here of the worker


Edited by Studio, May 30 2018 - 5:11 PM.

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#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 30 2018 - 3:30 PM

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Yes it is.



#3 Offline Studio - Posted May 30 2018 - 3:50 PM

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Can anyone identify which species? I would love to catch them during their nuptial flights.


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#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 30 2018 - 4:09 PM

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Nah would really need to examine under a scope to get a reliable Id.







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