Elongate Twig Ant (Pseudomyrmes gracilis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Elongate Twig Ant (Pseudomyrmes gracilis)

aka Mexican Twig Ant “feeds on live insects (especially lepidopteran larvae), fungus spores, and tends aphids for honeydew”

STINGS!

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in752

I spotted this guy walking on the gate, shown on the rope that secures the gate. I can’t quite make out what insect it is carrying around.

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