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280 days of Urbpandemonium #22

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Last fall we had a Norway maple cut down. It doesn't quite know that it's dead yet, and has been spending the early part of the spring oozing sap up to the stump. This weekend I noticed this swarm of ants gathering to lap up the sweet juice.

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The two nodes between the thorax and abdomen, along with their size and color, strongly imply that these are Tetramorium sp., commonly called pavement ants. Pavement ants are native to Europe, but have become very common in New England, adapting readily to urban ecosystems (note the common name).

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urbpan
Apr. 28th, 2015 11:27 am (UTC)
For citronella ants emerging from concrete (I deal with it at work sometimes), the best fix is to figure out where the crack is they're using to get in, and seal it.
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urbpan
Apr. 28th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yup, damaged infrastructure invites pests, for sure.
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