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last updated 8.Dec.2004


These small myrmicine ants make their nests within the nests of larger Formica ants.  They are close relatives of Leptothorax and have a holarctic distribution.  Males, like the ant pictured below, are often worker-like in appearance and are commonly seen walking along the surface of their host Formica mounds.

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Formicoxenus diversipilosus


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