This is a male Pavement Ant that was lounging on my car in Taylorsville, Utah. The species was
introduced from Europe, according to Bugguide. The photo below is another view that shows
the abdomen better. © Carol Davis 7-16-2009
Tetramorium species-e are parasitized by another ant species that was introduced from
Europe - Anergates atratulus. You can read about that strange critter on Wikipedia.
© Carol Davis 7-16-2009
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