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Ponerine Ant

Hypoponera opacior


Tiny, black, cryptic, slow moving, stinging.


Soil, leaf litter, and under plant pots in my backyard. This one was seen under bamboo leaf litter in my vegetable garden. Ponerine ants nest in rotten wood, in grass sod, under rocks, and in leaf litter. I once even found a colony in my worm bin!

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Eugene, Oregon, United States

Spotted on Aug 2, 2021
Submitted on Aug 3, 2021

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