Monday Night Mystery

Let’s depart the temperate zone for a more tropical challenge. The ant at left was photographed in Ecuador.

For 5 Myrmecos points, be the first to name the genus to which this ant belongs.

For 5 more points, give me the subgenus.

The cumulative points winner for the month of July will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my photo galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.

Good luck!

14 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

      1. Actually, I don’t know anymore what I thought either. I thought maybe Polyrhachis because of the eyes, but now that I think about it it could possibly also be Aphaenogaster…

  1. Yes, I agree with Ant Dame. A Camponotus, subgenus Dendromyrmex. Fernandez (2002) says ants of this subgenus have:
    1- a oval shaped head in frontal view, slightly longer than wide. Its sides converge towards the posterior margin, and can form a neck of variable size; 2-prominent, protruding eyes, located above the upper third of the head; 3- a well marked promesonotal suture

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