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Brachymyrmex depilis

Brachymyrmex depilis

The species name depilis means without hair. These tiny, mostly subterranean ants apparently receive most of their nutrition from honeydew-producing insects on the roots…

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Cardiochondyla obscurior

Cardiochondyla obscurior

This is an Old World genus of small, omnivorous ants that contains several cosmopolitan tramp species (Seifert 2003). Whereas most invasive and pest ants…

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Aphaenogaster fulva

Aphaenogaster fulva

Medium to very dark reddish-brown, mandibles slightly paler, antennae apically and legs apically and basally paler; head with rugoes/reticulate sculpture, alitrunk rugose/puntate, both moderately…

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Proceratium croceum

Proceratium croceum

Brownish-orange to reddish-brown, including mandibles and appendages; head and alitrunk coarsely sculptured. Recognized by the shape of the petiolar node and the larger size….

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Amblyopone pallipes

Amblyopone pallipes

A. pallipes is variable, but typically-brown to very dark reddish-brown with mandibles, antennae, and legs yellowish-brown; tenerals (incompletely pigmented adults) common, paler, mottled with…

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Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus castaneus

Pale brownish-yellow to orangish-brown, alitrunk often slightly paler than head and gaster, mandibles usually darker than head, antennae slightly darker, legs concolorous; body with…

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Aphaenogaster picea

Aphaenogaster picea

Dark reddish-brown to dark blackish-brown, mandibles and apical four segments of antennae slightly paler, legs often distinctly paler (light to dary yellowish-brown but often…

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Hypoponera ragusai

Hypoponera ragusai

Light to medium brownish-yellow; head very finely punctate,glossy. The broader, subrectangular petiolar scale will distinguish this spe¬≠cies from H. opacior and the small size…

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Proceratium silaceum

Proceratium silaceum

Orangish to reddish-brown, legs somewhat paler, head and alitrunk distinctly sculptured but surface largely glossy; body finely pubescent. The smaller size and petiole shape…

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Solenopsis molesta

Solenopsis molesta

This is one of Ohio’s smallest species of ants, and our most commonly encounteredSolenopsis. Named the Thief Ant because this diminutive ant often lives…

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Ponera pennsylvanica

Ponera pennsylvanica

Variable, but typically very dark reddish-brown to nearly black, mandibles, append ages, and the tip of the gaster paler (brownish-yellow to yellowish-brown); head and…

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Prenolepis imparis

Prenolepis imparis

One of the earliest ants to appear in the spring, it prefers cooler temperatures for foraging than most of our ants. This common species…

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Proceratium pergandei

Proceratium pergandei

Reddish-brown, antennae and legs paler, head and alitrunk finely sculptured, surface moderately dull; body finely pubescent. This very distinct species has a low, rounded…

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Lasius Neoniger

Lasius Neoniger

This is the dominant ant of open lawns and¬†fields in our area, and is replaced in woodlands by L. alienus. It is one of…

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Aphaenogaster mariae

Aphaenogaster mariae

Medium to dark reddish-brown, base of gaster paler, mandibles, antennae apically, coxae, and tarsi slightly to distinctly paler; head and alitrunk with moderately coarse…

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Aphaenogaster lamellidens

Aphaenogaster lamellidens

Orangish- to reddish-brown, gaster somewhat paler (yellowish-brown), body darker overall in one variety, mandibles and antennal funiculus paler, legs paler basally and apically, especially…

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