Unidentified Ant (Formica spp. ?)
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Unidentified Ant (Formica spp.)

General: These medium sized, gray ants with black bands around the abdomen are common at middle and higher elevations on Mt. Charleston and other mountainous areas around Las Vegas. These fast moving ants seem to be everywhere and like to climb inside your pant legs when you sit down to rest. Fortunately, they are not prone to bite or sting.

Taxonomy: Class Insecta, Order Hymenoptera, Family Formicidae, Subfamily Formicinae

Where to Find: If you spend any time hiking on Mt. Charleston, you will encounter these ants.

Unidentified Ant (Formica spp.) Worker ant carrying pupa.
Unidentified Ant (Formica spp.) Worker ant carrying pupa.
Unidentified Ant (Formica spp.) Worker ant.
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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