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Modified 24-May-15
Created 24-May-15
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Some kind ant surveyors pointed out several ants for me. Here are Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) -- both major and minor!; acrobat ants (Crematogaster coarctica) -- on a mariposa lily; and field ants (Formica, perhaps F. moki) -- in the nest, with eggs. Two other genera are in another collection: harvester ants (Messor andrei and perhaps Pheidole californica).

As always, please leave a comment if you know the ID or have something to add.
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