pavement ant

Tetramorium caespitum

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The pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum, is a common household pest. Its name comes from the fact that colonies usually make their homes in pavement. It is distinguished by one pair of spines on the back, two nodes on the petiole, and grooves on the head and thorax . The species is native to Europe, but was introduced to North America in the 18th century.

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  1. (c) Ian Marsman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/26747023@N00/498130091
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetramorium_caespitum

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