Dang fire ants
Red Imported Fire Ant
Sabine National Forest,
Sabine Co., Texas
17 May 2013
I found an ant, so I put it on my laptop in hopes that my phone's camera might be able to take a decent photo of it. It was moving too fast to identify it more specifically.
Could also be Pheidole pilifera. Working on final ID
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae (pronounced /fÃ‰â€rÃ‹Ë†mÃ‰ÂªsÃ‰â„¢Ã‹Å’diÃ‹Â/), and along with the related wasps and bees, they belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130Ã‚Â million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. Today, more than 12,000 species are classified with upper estimates of about 14,000 species. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms...