Pavement Ant
Tetramorium species-e

pavement ant
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

male winged ant
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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