Elongate Twig Ant (Pseudomyrmex gracilis)

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

aka Mexican Twig Ant

feeds on live insects (especially lepidopteran larvae), fungus spores, and tends aphids for honeydew

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

Shown on Florida Native Plant: SALTBUSH (Baccharis sp.)

My take: http://web.archive.org/web/20140221181618/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/ant-supermodels-in-the-garden.html

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1 comment
  1. Amazing photo…I love the detail you captured. It really makes you think about how special our world really is.

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