ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

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wisemike
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ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

Post: # 17676Post wisemike
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:10 am

Hi, I'd like to identify this ant species in my home (Alexandria, Egypt). Photos take on October 2016, and the ant length is about 3mm.

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Martialis
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Re: ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

Post: # 17677Post Martialis
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:49 am

Looks like some sort of Solenopsis or Pheidole to me.
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Tapinoma sessile

Martialis
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Re: ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

Post: # 17688Post Martialis
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:37 am

Pheidole. Possible P. megacephala.
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Canadiananter
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Re: ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

Post: # 18343Post Canadiananter
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:13 pm

No this is definetly solenopsis

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Re: ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

Post: # 18344Post Martialis
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 pm

Canadiananter wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:13 pm
No this is definetly solenopsis
In hindsight, yes. Solenopsis.
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

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Batspiderfish
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Re: ID this ant (Egypt, October 2016, 3mm)

Post: # 18351Post Batspiderfish
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:19 pm

This looks more like Trichomyrmex to me.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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