Elongate twig ant

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Elongate twig ant
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Pseudomyrmex gracilis worker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Pseudomyrmecinae
Genus: Pseudomyrmex
Species: P. gracilis
Binomial name
Pseudomyrmex gracilis
(Fabricius, 1804)

The elongate twig ant, Pseudomyrmex gracilis, is a large, slender species native to Mexico. The workers are about 8–10 millimeters (0.31–0.39 in) in length and generally wasp-like in appearance and style of movement. Worker ants are bi-colored; the head and gaster are dark, while the antennae, mouthparts, thorax and legs are dull orange with dark shading. They often may be seen on vegetation, foraging for live insects or collecting honeydew from sap-sucking insects.[citation needed]

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