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Spanning the Gulf | Tetramorium caespitum An spans the gulf between growth and decay,<br />
 a tale of adventure and romance<br />
 seen through my spyglass.<br />
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Spanning the Gulf | Tetramorium caespitum

An spans the gulf between growth and decay,
a tale of adventure and romance
seen through my spyglass.

Wild Light Post: http://www.bugdreams.com/archives/gulf/

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  1. Nice image! Posted 4 years ago

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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 spine 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.

During early spring, colonies attempt to conquer new areas and often attack nearby enemy colonies. These result in huge sidewalk battles,.. more

Species identified by Rick Lieder
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Uploaded Oct 26, 2012.