Odorous Ant
( Tapinoma sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Tapinoma sp.
(Förster, 1850)
Common Name:Odorous Ant
Life Stage:(C) colony

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Family:Formicidae
Subfamily:Dolichoderinae
Genus:Tapinoma
Taxon Code:HYM02138
ITIS TSN#:154243

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Morgan Fire Burn Area, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CASP175000
Park/Forest:Mount Diablo State Park

RECOGNITION
Very unnoticeable scale between alitrunk and gaster is a diagnostic feature of this genus. -- Richard Vernier

BIOLOGY

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Genus Tapinoma. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/45262). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#154243


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