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 Dracula Ant (Amblyopone pallipes)




Dracula Ant | Amblyopone pallipes photo
Profile view of ant Amblyopone pallipes

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Dracula Ant | Amblyopone pallipes photo
Dorsal view of ant Amblyopone pallipes

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Dracula Ant | Amblyopone pallipes photo
Head view of ant Amblyopone pallipes

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DRACULA ANT FACTS

Description
Amblyopone pallipes is dark red brown ant about five millimetres in length. It has long fairly straight mandibles with teeth along the inner edge. The antennae have twelve segments. It is not considered a pest species of ant as it has little contact with people in its natural habitat.

Size
about 5mm

Environment
found in woodland under rock or log amongst soil and leaf litter

Food
centipedes

Range
found throughout many areas of the United States

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Formicidae
Genus:Amblyopone
Species:pallipes
Common Name:Dracula Ant