Elongate Twig Ant (Pseudomyrmex gracilis)

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

Circle of life. My Bidens alba has had a bevy of signal flies mining honeydew from the aphids and leafhoppers. Although the ant is not a Florida native, he is helping keep a balance.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/ants/elongate_twig_ant.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

My take:

Ant Supermodels in the Garden?
http://web.archive.org/web/20140221181618/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/ant-supermodels-in-the-garden.html

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