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3104-1587 (ENTO-213NP)

Authors as Published

Eric Day, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech

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Yellow ants. David Cappaert, Michigan State University. Bugwood.org.

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Workers are medium sized ants and as their name implies are yellow although some can take on a reddish brown color. Size: Workers: 1/16 inch (4mm) or less. Two species of yellow ant occur in Virginia, the Smaller Yellow Ant, Acanthomyops claviger (Roger) and the Larger Yellow Ant, Acanthomyops interjectus (Mayr), both are in the order Hymenoptera and family Formicidae.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

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April 15, 2016

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