Ants Information

Ant Identification - Double Node Ants

Here you will find the most prevalent "stinging" species found in Southern California.
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Characteristics Notes
Monomorphic 1. Nodes
Size: 1/16 inches 2.Uneven Thorax.
Antennae: 12 segment, 3 segment Club. 3. Clubbed Antennae- 3 Segments
No hair on Anus. 4. Stinger
Color: Jet Black.
Thorax has no spines, profile unevenly rounded.

Characteristics Notes
Polymorphic 1. Nodes.
Size: 1/8 inches 2.Uneven Thorax..
Antennae: 10 segment, 2 Segment club. 3. Clubbed Antennae- 2 Segments.
No hair on Anus. 4. Stinger
Color: Head and Thorax- yellowish red, Abdomen- Black.  5.Mandible - 5 Teeth
Thorax has no spines, profile unevenly rounded.

Characteristics Notes
Monomorphic 1. Nodes.
Size: 1/16 inches 2.Uneven Thorax.
Antennae: 12 segment, 3 segment club. 3. Clubbed Antennae, 3 Segment.
No hair on Anus. 4. Stinger.
Color: Head and Thorax- Slightly yellow, Abdomen- Blackish.
Thorax has no spines, profile unevenly rounded .

Characteristics Notes
Monomorphic 1. Nodes.
Size: 1/16 inches 2.Thorax unevenly rounded.
Antennae: 10 segment, 2 Segment club. 3. Clubbed Antennae, 2 Segment.
No hair on Anus. 4. Stinger.
Color: Pale Yellow to Light or Dark Brown.
Thorax has no spines, profile unevenly rounded.

Characteristics Notes
Polymorphic* 1. Nodes.
Size: 1/8 inches 2.Thorax unevenly rounded.
Antennae: 10 segment, 2 Segment club. 3. Clubbed Antennae, 2 Segment.
No hair on Anus. 4. Stinger.
Color: Head and Thorax-Red, Abdomen is Black 5. Mandible has 3 Teeth.
Thorax has no spines, profile unevenly rounded. 6. Ventral Tooth on Pedicle.

Characteristics Notes
Monomorphic and Polymorphic* 1. Nodes.
Size: 1/4 to 1/2 inches 2.Thorax unevenly rounded.
Antennae: 12 segment, No club. 3. Non-Clubbed Antennae.
Circle of hair on Anus. 4. Stinger.
Color: Orange to Reddish, Reddish to Dark Brown to Brownish Black; Two species are bicolor; with the Head and Thorax-Red, coupled with Gaster Brownish Black or Pedicel Red/Brown with Gaster Brown/Black. 5. Spine.
Thorax has spine, profile unevenly rounded.

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