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Honey colored ant. I've never seen this species before.

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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 years ago

This may be a citronella ant. It would help to have other views. One of the characteristics of a citronella ant is the tiny black eye relative to the rest of the head and this one certainly has that characteristic. In addition, citronella ants are typically yellow. I just posed a couple of shots taken today of citronella ants at There are at least two species in eastern North America, one of which is about 4-5 mm in length and the other is considerably smaller (which is the one that I photographed today). There may be other species of ants that match your photo, but I'd start a search with them.

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Spotted on Apr 9, 2012
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